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

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.

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Bakerloo Tube link into SE London

From SLP 7 September 2010: Lewisham Council are considering the issues for extending the Bakerloo Line into SE London. There are several possibilities outlined in the Lewisham report. Even though it would cost over £2bn, it is not out of the question. It is a long term project and planning has to start now. Read article... or Read report (part 1part 2)

Train overcrowding fears as axe on SLL looms

from SLP 7 September 2010: When the South London Line is axed in 2012, the overcrowding at Clapham North on the Northern line will be severe. The funding for the Victoria - Bellingham and Bromley new service that was promised in mitigation was taken by TfL for the East London Line Extension to Clapham Junction. This means that Clapham High St and Wandsworth Rd stations will lose all their services direct into central London. Read article...

new Surrey Canal station - 'case of when not if'

from SLP 7 September: Private developers behind a huge regeneration project near Milwall in New Cross say the new Surrey Canal station will be built despite Government's refusal to fund it. Read article...

Southern Rail Passenger Panel

Hi South London rail user
Southern Rail the train operating company that runs the trains through most of our local stations - North Dulwich, East Dulwich, Peckham Rye, Queens Rd Peckham and Denmark Hill (but not Nunhead) - are wanting to recruit passengers to their user Panel. This is a great way to make sure that South London Rail users get their views across about rail issues. If you are interested have a look at the information on their website at

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Anger over rail service cuts

Save South London Line campaigners were joined by senior politicians on 28 July at Clapham High Street station. Simon Hughes MP said "The Dept of Transport must know that South Londoners are unanimously behind this campaign."  Read more...

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Parliamentary debate on South London Line 14 July 2010

Kate Hoey, MP for Vauxhall, stimulated on 14 July 2010 a parliamentary debate on the future of the South London Line. See here for the transcript   

SRUG News June 2010

* local rail history event
* Peckham Rye Station
* Save the South London Line
* Future SRUG work


John Harvard Library invites you to an afternoon of slide shows and talk on
British Rail Southern Region during the Blitz
SATURDAY 19th JUNE  time 2pm-4pm
venue is  John Harvard Library, 211 Borough High St, SE1 1JA
further information from : Eugenia Atta, Library Manager , 020 7525 4528

latest news from the Rye Lane & Station Action Group:

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TV request for rail users' experience

Message to local rail users: Would you like to contribute, as a rail user, your experiences and comments for a documentary looking at conditions on the UK's rail network? An independent TV Production Company is interested in user views on recent reports of overcrowding, high cost of tickets and unreliable services on some lines. They would like to talk to anyone who is a regular passenger/commuter and has strong feelings on any or all of these subjects either way.

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