ELL link to Clapham delivered under budget

The South London Press reports that the East London Line extension to Clapham (due to open next year) will be delivered under budget, prompting calls by Lewisham Councillor Alex Feakes for the mothballed Surrey Canal station to be reinstated. It quotes TfL as saying:

“The [£76.7million] cost presented in the finance and policy committee papers did not include the contingency funding part of the total amount. This contingency funding is ring-fenced for this project and cannot be used to fund the construction of Surrey Canal Road."