Rail Stations

SRUG covers Southwark borough stations and train services. Our focus is mainly on the area covered by the stations Denmark Hill, Peckham Rye, North Dulwich, East Dulwich, Queens Road Peckham, Nunhead. They all have in common that all the services for all these stations go through Peckham Rye station.

Train overcrowding fears as axe on SLL looms

from SLP 7 September 2010: When the South London Line is axed in 2012, the overcrowding at Clapham North on the Northern line will be severe. The funding for the Victoria - Bellingham and Bromley new service that was promised in mitigation was taken by TfL for the East London Line Extension to Clapham Junction. This means that Clapham High St and Wandsworth Rd stations will lose all their services direct into central London. Read article...

new Surrey Canal station - 'case of when not if'

from SLP 7 September: Private developers behind a huge regeneration project near Milwall in New Cross say the new Surrey Canal station will be built despite Government's refusal to fund it. Read article...

SRUG News June 2010

* local rail history event
* Peckham Rye Station
* Save the South London Line
* Future SRUG work


John Harvard Library invites you to an afternoon of slide shows and talk on
British Rail Southern Region during the Blitz
SATURDAY 19th JUNE  time 2pm-4pm
venue is  John Harvard Library, 211 Borough High St, SE1 1JA
further information from : Eugenia Atta, Library Manager
Eugenia.Atta@southwark.gov.uk , 020 7525 4528

latest news from the Rye Lane & Station Action Group:

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Southern Station Manager report March 2010

To contact the Station Manager through the Station Manager's Corner click here: East Dulwich Web Forum

Report from the Station Manager's Corner March 2010:

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Surrey Canal Station still possible



Southwark News  26 November 2009   John Prendergast

A new train station that would serve Millwall Football Club and the surrounding area could now be built, just months after being apparently dropped from plans.

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Network Rail survey of stations

Network Rail is launching the first ever Nationwide stations research project asking passengers what is important to them at their local station, where they would like to see investment and what are their priorities. They say they want to know what passengers want from stations and what's important to them. See further information in their Press Release below. This seems an opportunity not be missed to tell them what we think of our own stations - Peckham Rye, Queens Road Peckham, South Bermondsey, East Dulwich, Nunhead, Denmark Hill. Let's get lots of local users taking part so they really get the message about what needs to be improved. If you need another incentive - you might win an annual season ticket or £2000 if you take part! The survey can be accessed online at http://www.networkrail.co.uk/actionstations... Click and  check it out now!

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platform lengths at London Bridge -Transport Committee letter to TfL Sep 2009

Transport Committee's letter to Managing Director of London Rail RTF - September 2009

This letter from Committee Chair Caroline Pidgeon to TfL raises concerns that current plans to increase capacity at London Bridge station do not include extending all the platforms for twelve carriages. It highlights the Committee’s recent report, The Big Squeeze: Rail overcrowding in London, which urged the Department for Transport to fully extend all platforms at London Bridge as part of the Thameslink project.

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Surrey Canal Road station

Southwark News 20 August 2009 by Val Shawcross

TfL have now decided that the new Surrey Canal Road station, on the new East London Line Extension pase 2, is not cost effective and are shelving the plans. They suggest it can be built at a later date. But this would cost much more, and if the station is not built now with the new line it may never materialise. Read more

local rail cuts campaign news

Here is some more news about the campaign to save our direct rail services into central London.

Our latest flyers spell out the significance of the effect, on each of our local stations, of the continuing cuts. For example, from Peckham Rye the services are being cut in HALF:

  • Last year there were 8 trains an hour from Peckham Rye to London Bridge, now there are 6. In 2012 there will be 4.
  • Victoria services face new cuts. There are 4 an hour now. In 2012 there will be 2 in the day, and 0 in the evening.

Here in our A5 flyer you can see the effect on each of the Southwark stations.

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