East London Line expansion update

London Reconnections has an interesting report on progress to expand capacity on the East London Line by converting the trains from four carriages to five.

The plan is to do the expansion work at the New Cross Gate depot, enabling them to convert them at a rate of one train every two days. With that "aggressive" timescale, they hope to have converted every train on the line by the end of 2015. The first five-carriage trains are due to run on the East London Line at the end of this year. The platform at Canada Water is being extended to cope with the longer trains.

With thanks to Richard.