TfL report on options for filling gaps in Victoria services after 2012

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TfL released their report in June 2010 on how to fill the gaps in Victoria services left by the cut of the SLL in 2012.  See the report here .  They identified several different options that would create direct links to Victoria for Southwark stations Nunhead, Peckham Rye and Denmark Hill, and Lambeth's Clapham and Wandsworth stations, some less feasible than others.  They concluded that Option 7 was the most feasible so that is what they are still investigating with Southeastern Rail.  Read more.

Option 7 consists of two elements - stopping a Kent 2tph service at Peckham Rye and Denmark Hill in peak hours, and a new Bromley/Bellingham-Victoria 2tph service outside peak hours. There is no current funding for the new additonal Bromley service though it is feasible to lobby to get it introduced into the new post-2014 franchise.  In the meantime the further studies are investigating the feasibility of the Kent trains stopping outside peak hours as well to give full coverage. until the new Bromley serivce could be secured into the future franchise and timetables. However, Option 7 does not provide:

  • direct links to Victoria from South Bermondsey and Queen's Road (or from Clapham and Wandsworth in peak hours), or
  • direct links to London Bridge from Denmark Hill, Clapham and Wandsworth.

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