East London Line Extension
London, United Kingdom
Client: Transport for London
Parsons Brinckerhoff Role: program management
An extended and rehabilitated line of London Overground opened in May 2010, connecting Dalston Junction in the north to New Cross, Crystal Palace and West Croydon in the south. Parsons Brinckerhoff worked as part of an integrated team with Transport for London (TfL) to provide program management of the $2 billion East London Line.
Originally part of the London Underground, the East London Line was closed, upgraded and converted to new metro-style train service that forms a crucial part of a larger $14 billion London Overground orbital network that will enable passengers to travel around London without having to enter central areas of the city.
The East London Line greatly improves access to venues for the 2012 Olympic Games to be hosted by the city of London. The rehabilitated line also brings reliable transportation to a section of the city now underserved by mass transit, with expectations of spurring $14 billion of regeneration in some of the most economically disadvantaged areas of London. By supporting development in some of London’s poorest boroughs and providing better access to jobs, education and cultural facilities, the East London Line is helping to position London for further growth and prosperity.