The opening of the extension to the East London Line from Dalston Junction to Highbury & Islington on Monday 28 February heralds another step in passenger numbers using the line.
Transport for London chart of passenger numbers is as follows:
- During the first full month of operation: 40,000 passengers used the line daily
- By September 2010: 70,000 passengers used the line daily
- In March 2011: 100, 0o0 passengers will use the line daily
- By the endof 2015: 120,000 passengers will use the line daily
These are figures for the existing East London Line and do not include estimates for the spur to Clapham Junction due to open at the end of 2012. At its peak, the old East London (which headed north from NX Gate) carried 30,000 passengers daily .
Transport for London estimate that the number of passengers using the line in its first full mo