Those of you hoping that the proposed East London line extension will regenerate Croydon, and its environs, may be disappointed.
It looks likely that the £1BN East London line project will be axed.
The proposed scheme was going to build a rail metro service, whish would connect South and South-East London with East London. It would connect Clapham Junction, West Croydon and Crystal Palace with Dalston and Highbury and Islington. There would be connections to Silverlink services on the North London line besides the Tube and other mainline stations.
However, this proposal has been around for years; and has not moved forward one jot. Therefore, other solutions to Croydon's neglect and decay will have to be found.