Press Releases

HISTORIC PRESS RELEASE : Building a Better Railway – SRA Starts Next Step for East London Line Extension [April 2001]

The press release issued by the Strategic Rail Authority on 2 April 2001.

The creation of a new cross London railway moved a step closer today as £39 million of funding was released by the Strategic Rail Authority (SRA) for a new rail link between the Underground and the National Rail network.

The East London Line extension is designed to link London Underground’s East London Line with Railtrack’s North London Line at Dalston. Today’s funding announcement kick starts the project development needed to enable initial engineering work to begin later this year.

Today’s funding move follows the SRA’s recent announcement of plans for design and development work on the scheme and will ensure the project is kept on schedule, with the Authority working in close partnership Transport for London, London Underground and Railtrack.