East London Line

The award-winning $1.67 billion East London Line Extension project was delivered three weeks early and on budget


  • London, England, UK


  • Transport for London

Project Value

  • $1.67 billion

Project Status

  • Completed


  • Civil engineers' "greatest contribution to london"

Together with the North London Line upgrade, for which WSP provided project development and implementation oversight management, these two projects formed a substantial part of the London Overground modernisation programme.

For the East London Line project, our programme management experts were integrated seamlessly with the client organisation to focus on key milestones and the application of progressive assurance practices.

Under intense public scrutiny, this was the first project to be completed by Transport for London (TfL) to Network Rail standards.

The London Overground programme has led to a tripling of passenger numbers and has been credited with opening up new transportation routes, boosting local economies and revitalising neighbourhoods across east London and its surroundings.

In 2011, we were awarded the Institution of Civil Engineers’ “Greatest Contribution to London” award for this programme.