EastLondonLines is an independent news website run by the media department of Goldsmiths, University of London. We have been up since November 2009 covering the things we think are important along the new Overground line between Dalston and Croydon.  We hope that you are also beginning to see a real community developing along the east side of London and that you will see our site as the obvious place to link up, find out what is happening, and use Pick of the Line to find out how best to enjoy your  connections.

EastLondonLines is produced entirely by journalism students with the assistance of journalists who are tutors and lecturers at Goldsmiths. Unlike most other publications it will inevitably undergo the occasional personality transplant as  responsibility moves between groups. As each new group takes over there may be the odd break in service (though so far never more than a day or two). But we intend to keep going and keep bringing you honest news, produced to the highest ethical standards, by young people who will go on to be part of the future of journalism. We want you to be part of the process, so please use the comment boxes at the end of every news story. If we have got it wrong then tell us. We have no axe to grind. If you know something we don’t, then tell us that too. If we can verify it then we will use it.

EastLondonLines is currently being edited by a team of student journalists who study MA Journalism at Goldsmiths.

If you have a story idea please get in touch from our contact page. We don’t publish the email address in full because they collect loads of spam.


If you feel our reporting is inaccurate or unfair please let us know by using the  comment box below the story you are concerned about. An editor checks comments regularly.

All relevant comments are published and/or acted upon unless they are abusive, racist sexist or in breach of the PCC code of conduct or the law. If we feel unable to publish your comment on these grounds, we will inform you, as long as you have provided a valid email address.

If we correct copy as a result of your comment we will, in most instances.  refer to the correction in the text but add it at the end of the post. This ensures that we maintain a  record of changes so that those who may return to a post at a later date can see that a change has been made.

If you don’t want your comment published, but are simply trying to contact us, please say so, we will respect your preference.

We reserve the right to terminate a comment thread where we feel the topic has run its course.