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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Future of London Bridge Station exhibition & public meeting

London Bridge station will be rebuilt between 2012 and 2019. This is a major redevelopment in our part of London which will have a big effect on the area around London Bridge affecting rail users, bus users, local Bermondsey residents and anyone travelling through or visiting that area. Next week there is a Network Rail exhibition at the station with rail people there to answer questions.

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Why train departure information is not currently open data

This information is from blogsite Placr, a technical website for digital data and information

This post gives an explanation of why train departure information is not available as open data, and comments on whether Network Rail is a private company or a public company. The post looks at these issues which generate a lot of questions from tech developers. It attempts to explain why this is so and to let you know what the London DataStore has been doing about this in the meantime.

London Bridge Station redevelopment plans announced

From London SE1 Community Website  20 April 2011  
Network Rail has revealed more details of its proposals to rebuild London Bridge Station by 2018.
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When this work starts - at end 2012/beginning 2013 -  we will lose the South London Line (SLL) service between London Bridge and Victoria via Peckham Rye and Denmark Hill. This is because there will not be enough terminating platforms for the SLL to terminate there. Read more - click on heading.

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new railway between Surrey Quays & Queens Road Peckham stations

From "Construction News" 28th March 2011:
"Transport for London is inviting bidders for construction work on the second phase of the East London Line extension project. The contract covers the construction of 1.3km of new railway between Surrey Quays station and Queens Road Peckham station, on Network Rail’s South London Line Railway. [Read more - click on heading.]

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Responses to the draft L&SE RUS

Here are links to the responses to Network Rail's consultation on their draft 20 year RUS (rail utilisation strategy) for the railways in London and SE England, which are especially relevant to our SRUG interests: 

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Southern Rail annual forum – user group report

8th March, 2011, Croydon Park Hotel, East Croydon - This was a very well-organised, all-day, complimentary event by kind courtesy of the Southern... lunch and free all-day travel on Southern for those who needed it. Some 100 delegates attended...  [to read more click on heading]

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Rail – 20 Year Strategy for London & SE Railways – draft LSE RUS

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Network Rail has just published a draft 20 year RUS (rail utilisation strategy) for the railways in London and SE England. The three month consultation runs until 18 March 2011. Further information is in the Press Release below, and also on Network Rail's website at:

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Southern Rail issues Peckham Rye station travel plan

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Southern Rail have developed an action plan to improve some aspects of travelling to and from some of their stations. Peckham Rye is one of the stations, and the Travel Plan is attached. If you use Peckham Rye station and have any views on this, email SRUG. If anyone is keen to volunteer to monitor how well Southern keep to this plan, please let SRUG know.


East Dulwich station improvements survey

Email to SRUG list:  See below message from Southern Rail about their current station improvements survey. If you use East Dulwich station you might like to complete the survey. You may also have an interest in any one of the other widespread stations on the list for improvements.

Following on from the passenger surveys we conducted for our Enhanced Phase 1 stations, the passenger surveys for our 27 Enhanced Phase 2 stations are now available from our website at   Each survey only takes about 5 minutes to complete. Read more 

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