East London Line: Highbury and Islington extension starts Monday

10.02am Monday, February 28th. The first East London Line train arrives at Highbury and Islington Station.

The final stage of the extension is opening exactly as predicted back in January. Board at 9.28am for a direct train from Brockley. Here is the confirmation from TfL.

All ELL trains thereafter appear to run to Highbury & Islington, according to the TfL journey planner, which is also in line with recent information, but we haven't confirmed this yet and it's possible that some may continue to terminate at Dalston.

Oh East London Line, we love you.

Thanks to IanVisits for the info.

34 comments:

Reg said...

Hooray!

Danja said...

Excellent, a direct line to the true home of football - thanks Ken, very kind.

Lou Baker Whinge Bot said...

Highbury & Islington is just another place where you go to get stabbed.

Tamsin Whinge Bot said...

This just means we will never get a seat from New Cross Gate Station.

Martin Griffiths said...

Does anyone know if there will be through trains from Highbury to New Cross? The current timetable looks like the extended trains are the New Cross Gate branch.

Michael Abrahams said...

New Cross trains will terminate at Dalston. Brockley trains will run to H&I

Martin Griffiths said...

Bah. Oh well, I guess a 5-minute changeover at Canada Water or wherever is better than the walk from Dalston Junction to Kingsland.

Anonymous said...

I don't really buy the comment about NXG residents not being able to get a seat on the ELL as a real negative. As a direct result of the ELL, the trains to London Bridge are miles easier to get on in the morning.

Lou Baker said...

@lou whinge bot

True. But Penge and Dalston are better if you've got a death wish.

Highbury's full of Gooners. Another reason to avoid it.

BXSpy said...

Fantastic! This will make my fortightly pilgrimage to the home of football an absolute breeze now.

And on and on said...

The scheme is great in all ways but for the sneaky zone re-siting of Shoreditch.

Headhunter whinge bot said...

It's better by bike

Brockley Nick whinge bot said...

Will olives be served?

Brockley Nick said...

I absolutely hate olives. Always have, always will.

Imposter Whinge Bot Spotter Bot said...

Please don't make stuff up, Imposter Bot.

mk said...

Excellent! Now we just the line extended a little further to White Hart Lane and everything will be just rosy.

THNick said...

Anon @13:05. Tamsin will point out that before they closed the old ELL, you could always get on the LB trains at NXG when people got off to change to ELL.

monkeyboy said...

Wilfully disliking olives does not make you a man of the people. Where do you stand on rocket and buffalo mozzarella?

Brockley Nick said...

No, but you might hope that after writing this damn thing every day for 4 years, you might have earned an accurate parody.

Love both by the way. But also Tangfastics and Ham and Pineapple deep pan Pizza Hut pizzas - man of the people or what?

Anonymous said...

@ THNick - utter rubbish, commuters at NXG were left on the platform as were most Brockley residents most mornings because the trains were so packed.

The real Tamsin said...

THNick said it for me.

And it depended where you stood. I can see that if you went up to where the front of the train was, in the hope of a quick exit through the barriers at London Bridge you were likely to be unlucky - no chance of squeezing on. However, positioning yourself where the rear carriages stopped and where quite a lot of people got off to cross over to the ELL terminal you could usually at least get on the trains - even if there was never hope of a seat.

The real Tamsin said...

THNick said it for me.

And it depended where you stood. I can see that if you went up to where the front of the train was, in the hope of a quick exit through the barriers at London Bridge you were likely to be unlucky - no chance of squeezing on. However, positioning yourself where the rear carriages stopped and where quite a lot of people got off to cross over to the ELL terminal you could usually at least get on the trains - even if there was never hope of a seat.

Dogging Society bot said...

Extension...good service...bots...fnar!

Brockley Dogging Society said...

How very dare you. You forgot to mention taking the fast train up the orbital ring.

BDS x

Anonymous said...

Or changing at Baker Street

Brockley Dogging Society said...

Ooh, love it! More....MORE!

Anonymous said...

june it opens acording to tfl website

Anonymous said...

i hope it never opens so we dont get a flood of southern softies

Mb said...

@anon 04:53.... I expect it's a sneaky soft opening. They may want to keep it low key so they can trial it.

Hugh said...

it opened this morning.. saw trains to highbury & islington from surrey quays at 8.35am

Anonymous said...

its not open i work in highbury and get the train to highbury everyday the are doing extensive testing according to staff at the station and when a ell train turns up at highbury they dont open the doors.

Islington Nick said...

Shall we pop down to Brockers and try some of that quaint fried chicken we've heard about?

Anonymous said...

This is the new sign at Highbury & Islington here. (The Clapham Junction line will not open until late next year, I think.)

The trains for Brockley leave alternately from platforms 1 and 2. If the new electronic signs do not make it CLEAR which is the "First Train" to leave, then complain to Transport for London, I suggest.

Anonymous said...

Good to know. For a second there I was confused, though. It's not the 'ELL' any more, it's the London Overground, people!

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