It seems that the East London line may be coming to town.
Ken Livingstone, Mayor of London, has announced that phase 1 of the East London Line Project will go ahead; as an agreement has been reached about funding with the government.
Phase 1 will provide extended services between Dalston Junction, in the north, New Cross, Crystal Palace and West Croydon. Maybe this will provide some impetus to regenerate the squalid and decaying North End of Croydon.
However, there is a catch, the theory is that this might be up and running by 2010; so don't hold your breath!
To view the official East London Line site visit East Londlon Line.