Southwark Council fights for South London Line at London Bridge

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Southwark News 4th February 2010

Another battle which is being fought around the regeneration of the London Bridge Quarter is between Southwark Council and Network Rail.  No final decision had been made regarding platform arrangements at London Bridge, which currently threatens the South London Line.

The route, which runs on a loop from Victoria to London Bridge, is set to be axed in 2012 under current plans. A number of platform changes will take place at London Bridge in the run up to 2015, which will see more platforms assigned to trains passing through the station and less terminating there.

Cllr Paul Noblet, Southwark Council's Executive Member for Regeneration, told the 'News' this week: "We will continue to argue the case for the South London Line to terminate at  London Bridge, as it does now. With the huge amount of jobs being created it is absurd that for the middle and south of the borough, easy access to it is cut off."