Monday, 26 April 2010

Hackney joins the Tube

After a long campaign by Hackney’s Mayor, Jules Pipe, Hackney is finally joining the Tube.

The huge £1.4bn infrastructure investment by Labour means De Beauvoir residents can use their Oyster card on new, fast and direct trains to the City, New Cross, Crystal Palace and West Croydon from the new Dalston Junction, Hoxton & Haggerston stations.

Later, the Overground tube service will be extended to Highbury & Islington, Surrey Quays and Clapham Junction, opening up wider job opportunities for Hackney people.

Labour celebrated the completion of the East London Line investment with an event at the new Dalston Junction station with Jules Pipe and Meg Hillier.

Picture: Jules Pipe and Meg Hillier in cafe after event

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is great except that according to Londonist it is actually opening later today around noon so you appear to have jumped the gun. Oh and it is not the Tube and it does not go to the City. Aside from that - great