Accelerated timetable for ELL 2

This is Local London reports today that the plans to extend the East London Line to Clapham Junction could happen quicker than the most optimistic projections:

Clapham Junction could be on the Tube in time for the London Olympics and save taxpayers £10million in the process - if officials can agree funding for the project by September.

Department of Transport (DfT) is expected to fund the majority of the £100million phase two of the East London Line extension - connecting Clapham Junction to Docklands on the London Overground network - and is in "ongoing" talks with Transport for London (TfL) and Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London.

The talks are aimed at allowing builders to "roll-on" to phase two when phase one is completed in 2009.

As well as being a welcome new transport option for Brockley, it suggests that the transport authorities are confident that there will be no delays to the completion of phase 1.