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First train tested on East London Line

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First train on the new East London line

Monday, 5 October saw the first ever London Overground train take to the £1 billion new track from New Cross Gate to Dalston Junction on the extended East London Line.

East London Line

The test train ran at just 10mph from New Cross Gate to Dalston Junction and back, to check all the newly-constructed sections of the line.

East London Line

There will now be a few months of track testing at increased speeds until the line, running between Dalston Junction and West Croydon, opens to the public in the spring of 2010.

East London Line




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