HC Deb 23 January 2002 vol 378 cc865-6W
Chris Grayling

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions (1) how much of the proposed East London line will be complete by 2006; [28549]

(2) whether he expects the East London line to be extended to Wimbledon by 2006. [28564]

Mr. Spellar

By 2006 the SRA expect to have completed and commissioned the new East London line infrastructure from New Cross Gate and Old Kent Road junction in the south to Dalston junction in the north. The new rolling stock is also expected to have been delivered by that date. The planned service to Wimbledon will be possible once the relevant South Central works by Go Via, and, if powers are granted, the relevant Thameslink 2000 works, have been completed.