East London Line launch plans revealed

The brilliant London Reconnections has the details of the East London Line launch.

So this is the plan.

The lucky people who use New Cross or New Cross Gate stations will be able to ride the rail from April 4th on a limited, 4tph service. For the rest of us using Brockley and Honor Oak, the full 8tph service will begin on May 23rd.

And once it's up and running, these will be the journey times:

- 8 minutes from Brockley to the Jubilee Line interchange at Canada Water
- 16 minutes from Brockley to the District Line and Hammersmith and City Line
- 26 minutes to the end of the line at Dalston to the north
- 22 minutes to West Croydon at the end of one southern spur, 12 minutes to Crystal Palace at on the other

Once the ELL2 extension is built, a journey from Brockley to Clapham High Street will take 24.5 minutes, while Clapham Junction will be 31.5 minutes away (in both cases, not counting interchange time).

No details yet of journey times to Highbury and Islington, once the full route is open in 2011, but London Reconnections notes that Surrey Canal Road station is mentioned in the journey time tables, which is an encouraging sign for the campaign to include it in the new line.

As we've spent the every morning commute of 2010 queueing at London Bridge just to get in to the station to use the Jubilee Line, the opportunity to get on at Canada Water and bypass the crush can't come soon enough.

Thanks to Beecroftian for spotting it.