Southwark Rail Users Group News

Welcome. SRUG covers routes and stations serving Peckham Rye, Nunhead, South Bermondsey, Queens Road, Denmark Hill, East Dulwich, North Dulwich. See diagram. News items in date order below. See right hand column for topics.

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'We can win this one' says Val

Southwark News 17 September 2009 by John Prendergast

The battle for the South London Line can be won, according to London Assembly Member Val Shawcross ... the amount of opposition to it being axed and the cross party support the campaign has ... TfL are rattled and already making a review of the decision...   Read more

Southwark News 17 September View from City Hall by Val Shawcross

... some scientific research has come along to add statistical information that supports our emotional appeal! ... LTW study in the usage of the Line shows how important the demand is ..... Read more 

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The Pyjama Protest: Tuesday 22nd September 2009 7.30pm

 Tuesday 22nd September, 7.30pm, outside Denmark Hill Station

 Key stations will lose evening service to Victoria if South London Line is scrapped

 On Tuesday 22nd September campaigners fighting to save the South London Line will stage a pyjama protest outside Denmark Hill Station to highlight the loss of an evening service to Victoria if the line is scrapped.  GLA members Val Shawcross and Jenny Jones will be joining the protestors.  The campaigners, all clad in their pyjamas, will gather outside Denmark Hill Station at 7.30pm.

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Mon 9 Nov - Mayor's Question Time Brixton

Mayor's Question time
Brixton Academy

London Mayor Boris Johnson will be taking questions from the public on Monday 9 November, 7pm - 9pm, Brixton Academy. He has refused to meet with South London Line Campaigners, so this is your chance to ask him why TfL are proposing that our rail services should be cut.
Tickets are free, but are available on a first come, first serve basis - so don't delay!

Let us have so many rail users there that he has to hear us.
email -    including your name, address, postcode, daytime phone number and the number of tickets you require (max 6 per application) OR call 020 7983 4762.

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'£3.9m cost' of losing railway link

South London Press 11 Sep 2009 by Jenny Clover

If rail bosses axe a "vital" train line it will cost South Londoners nearly £4m a year in wasted time and severe disadvantage for thousands of rail users each day, according to the LTW major new user survey.  Read more

90% of passengers 'will have harder trek'

by Anthony Phillips Southwark News 10 Sep 2009

Nearly 90% of passengers said their journey would be made harder if the SLL was to be closed, according  a survey released this week by a travel watchdog group. Read more...

The report by London Travel Watch can be found here:

Bakerloo Line extension talks

by Michael Stringer, SLP 8 September 2009

Discussions have taken place about extending the Bakerloo Underground line further into South London from Elephant & Castle. TfL has made preliminary investigations, with three possible routes:

  • Burgess Park, Peckham Rye, Rye Common, Honor Oak, Catford Bridge, Hayes in Kent.
  • Camberwell Green, Herne Hill, Tulse Hill, Streatham Hill
  • Burgess Park, Old Kent Road, New Cross, Ladywell, Catford Bridge, Lower Sydenham

TfL said "Preliminary work indicates that an extension could deliver significant benefits. However, much more detailed analysis is needed. ... any extension was unlikely to be happen before 2025. Read more...


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Closure of SLL 'makes no sense' insist users

by Reena Kumar Southwark News 10 Sep 2009

From the streets of Denmark Hill and London Bridge, the Southwark News reports on the views of patients and medical professionals about the planned closure of the SLL.  Read more

LTW survey - South London Line Research Study

South London Line plans will anger passengers

Several thousand passengers each day will be severely affected if Transport for London (TfL) and the Government break promises over the South London Line, said London TravelWatch.

London TravelWatch has issued the results of its passenger survey on the South London Line, which proves that passengers using the line will be severely disadvantaged if the promised replacement service between Victoria and Bellingham (via Clapham High Street, Wandsworth Road, Peckham and Denmark Hill) does not go ahead. 

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Get on track now, Boris

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

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

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