1 Oct

Mayor urged to press for funding

Mayor urged to press for funding

London mayor Boris Johnson has been urged to keep pushing for funding to enable phase two of the East London line extension to go ahead.

Members of the London assembly's transport committee have met Mr Johnson and pressed him to intensify his efforts as he negotiates with Transport for London and the Department for Transport over funding for the phase.

Such an extension could mean that those areas which benefit from the addition public transport access will see house prices rise.

The East London Line was previously part of the tube system running between Shoreditch and New Cross, but has been switched to become part of the new London Overground network.

Originally a line with nine stations, it will have 30 stops if all the proposed extensions are completed.

These will stretch the line as far as West Croydon, Clapham and Islington.

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