Save Our South London Line campaign

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As a result of the shocking news of the secret deal between TfL and DfT to axe the planned Victoria-Bellingham service (via Denmark Hill & Peckham Rye), local rail user groups - Southwark Rail Users’ Group and Clapham Transport Users’ Group - have come together with the major hospitals at Denmark Hill and local elected representatives to form the campaign to Save Our South London Line. The latest decision, like the one to axe the Victoria-Denmark Hill-London Bridge service in 2012, shows the low priority the rail industry gives to our inner south London connections into central London. We have to change that before 2012. First stage is the consultation on the Mayor’s Transport Strategy, and the European elections.  Take action now! 
The campaign urges rail users to:

The campaign asks the Department for Transport and the London Mayor

  • to rescind the decision to remove the vital SLL (South London Line) train service which runs between Victoria and London Bridge via Battersea Park, Wandsworth Rd, Clapham High Street, Denmark Hill, Peckham Rye, Queens Rd Peckham and South Bermondsey.
  • to extend the platform lengths at Clapham High Street and Wandsworth Road stations to allow the existing Dartford to Victoria services to call there.
  • to extend the existing SLL service beyond London Bridge to Charing Cross.

The campaign also calls for Southwark & Lambeth Councils to join in lobbying the Mayor of London for the retention of the South London Line Services.


Some elected representatives:

Southwark MPs: Harriet Harman <>, Tessa Jowell <>, Simon Hughes <>
London Assembly Member, Lambeth & Southwark:
London Assembly Member & Southwark Councillor:
South Camberwell ward, Denmark Hill station:,,
The Lane ward, Peckham Rye station:,,
Nunhead ward, Queens Road Peckham station: Fiona.Colley@SOUTHWARK.GOV.UK,,
Southwark Council Leader:
Southwark Council Executive Member for Transport: Jeffrey.Hook@SOUTHWARK.GOV.UK

More information to follow.