Letter to Modern Railways magazine (read article) From: Graham Feakins
Just who is this man, emboldened with the title of "London Rail Chief Operating Officer" and by name of Howard Smith, who can dismiss in two short sentences the total future of the South London Line (MR Dec. 09) by stating that Network Rail has 'already said' that the London Bridge end will be cut off in 2012, there has been "some controversy" and that the Victoria enhancement will not evenRead more
Letter in today's South London Press (27th November 2009) from SRUG thanking all 4,192 people who signed the petition to Save the South London Line. This was delivered to Mayor Boris Johnson on 11th November 2009. He had agreed after months of refusal to meet with us as a campaign. Those present were 4 London Assembly Members one from each of 4 main political parties, and 3 representatives from the rail user groups and hospitals. Read the letter here. See the photo here.
South London Press 18 September 2009 Letters
One of the main tenets of TfL's big claim -that the East London Line Extension (ELLX) would be better for residents than the South London Line (SLL) has been finally exposed ... by the recently published London Travel Watch study... It proves beyond doubt that the SLL links to Victoria and London Bridge are far superior ... Read more...
Letter in SLP 28 Aug 209
Anyone living in South London knows full well the lack of decent transport connections. ... The potential South London has to contribute to London's future prosperity is immense. By investing in vital infrastructure, Boris Johnson can claim a legacy of ending decades of under development.... Read more
RESIDENTS of Camberwell who use Denmark Hill railway station to travel direct to London Bridge and Victoria are to face considerably reduced services. An improved service between these destinations, rather than a reduced one, is what is needed.
Denmark Hill is a vital link for many people travelling to King’s College Hospital, as well as for many who commute daily from Camberwell to central London. For them, bus travel is not a suitable alternative.
Journey times are terribly long due to congestion on the roads at all times of the day.
One of the wonderful things about living in Peckham is that Peckham Rye station is like a Tube station.
It is one of the most under-utilised assets in marketing Peckham, as a place to live, to work and to visit.
It has enough direct trains to central London Tube stations to be like a turn up and go station to the central tube network. Every five to ten minutes a train arrives that can take the user within nine to fifteen minutes to one of four central London stations connecting with six different Tube Lines - Victoria, District, Circle, Bakerloo, Jubilee, Northern (both loops).
Unfortunately this is now threatened. Between 2008 and 2012, the trains to London Bridge and Victoria will be cut in half, and there will be none in the evening to and from Victoria. TfL's secret plan, to replace trains
Help us save our vital rail services - letter from SRUG in Southwark News 18 June 2009
We must not lose our trains - letter from SRUG in South London Press 19 June 2009
Both on the theme that the services to London Bridge and Victoria are vital for the commercial success of Peckham town centre through Peckham Rye station.
Letter published in Southwark News 18 June 2009
One of the wonderful things about living in Peckham is that Peckham Rye station is like a Tube station. It is one of the most under-utilised assets in marketing Peckham, as a place to live, to ork and to visit.
It has enough direct trains to central London Tube stations to be like a turn up and go station to the central Tube network. Every 5 to 10 minutes a train arrives that can take the user within 9 to 15 minutes to one of 4 central London stations connecting with six different Tube Lines - Victoria, District, Circle, Bakerloo, Jubilee, Northern (both loops).Read more
South London Press from Mike Colvin http://www.southlondonpress.co.uk/tn/Letters.cfm?id=21717&headline=Death
Death by 1,000 cuts Monday, 01 June 2009
Rod Brown (Letters, May 22) acknowledges that South London is not well served by the Tube.
But he then seems surprised that residents who are thus forced to rely upon infrequent overground rail for their travel, wish to hang on to the limited services that they have.
He then perversely tries to argue that they would be better off if even more of their rail services were scrapped.
What planet is he on?Read more
"London Bridge - Victoria cut proposal" is a front cover headline on June 2009 Modern Railways magazine. see here: http://www.modern-railways.com/news/issues/latestissue.html
"Watchdog condemns South London service cut" is the article. Read article here
Here is a letter to the magazine in response:
From: John Stewart [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: 04 June 2009 16:50
Subject: Letter for Publication