THE EAST LONDON LINE
Shoreditch closed permanently in June 2006. The new tracks will diverge before the closed Shoreditch station, traverse the former site of the Bishopsgate Goods Yard, before running north along the Broad Street Viaduct. A new Shoreditch station will be located near to Shoreditch High Street. Statutory planning powers for the extension were granted in January 1997.
Early in the project's life mention was made of the possibility of further extending the line from Highbury & Islington, to Finsbury Park to the north, and Willesden Junction to the west, by way of Camden Road, Primrose Hill and Queen's Park, following the above-ground Network Rail North London Line tracks. This was known as the Mayor's Orbirail project. These ideas are not in the present project. The project's web site states that Finsbury Park is omitted because of operational complexity and says that the Willesden Junction branch could be considered as a separate project in the future. Source of text: Wikipedia.
See also Shoreditch
Two A Class trains wait at Shadwell on 22nd December 2007
Photo by Nick Catford