A new railway line to a major housing development in east London was today given the go-ahead by the government.
The 4.5km link from Barking to Barking Riverside will 'unlock' the building of almost 11,000 homes, claimed City Hall.
The £263m new railway is an extension to the existing Overground line from Gospel Oak to Barking.
Barking Riverside is a 180 hectare brownfield site on the north bank of the River Thames.
The new suburb, described as one of east London's largest developments, will be served by four trains an hour from 2021.