East London Line to Clapham opening date confirmed

TfL has confirmed that services on the East London Line extension to Clapham Junction will begin on December 9th, 2012.

When it opens, it will complete a (nearly) unbroken loop around London and allow Brockley residents to reach Clapham Junction, Clapham High Street and Denmark Hill via Surrey Quays.

London Reconnections also reports that TfL have also snuck a couple of extra trains in to the core section of the route during morning rush hour to boost capacity:

"It seems that the ELL now features two extra Surrey Quays – Dalston Junction services at 0804 and 0849 respectively, which don’t appear on the official timetable."

With thanks to BarCar on the South East London forum.