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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Cross river train Peckham to St Pancras planned to stay!

At a meeting of rail user groups at Blackfriars 5th May 2010, Southeastern Rail gave assurances that the current service from Sevenoaks via Nunhead, Peckham Rye, Denmark Hill to St Pancras and beyond would continue. This service was reintroduced just last year after being cut following rail privatisation.

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'hidden' plan to reward train companies for cutting services

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SRUG joins campaign to seek proper consultation on Government’s plans to give train companies a financial incentive to cut train services. A Department for Transport plan to give train companies a financial incentive to cut services has come under attack.

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East London Line at expense of South London Line

East London Line’s opening puts Hackney on rail map  London Evening Standard 27 April 2010

MILLIONS of Londoners are able to cross the river by rail from Hackney to New Cross after the reopening today of the revamped East London line. But the South London Line, which runs between Victoria and London Bridge, is under threat from the second phase of the East London Line, which will extend to Clapham Junction by 2012.

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politicians voice support for South London Line

Southwark News 22 April 2010 - report by John Prendergast

Politicians have responded quickly to calls to show continued support for the under threat South London Line (SLL) should they get elected.
Campaigners have fought a long campaign to keep the route, which runs on a loop between Victoria and London Bridge, since they learnt that Transport for London (TfL) and the Department of Transport planned to ditch the line last year.

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SRUG reviews local rail services

Dear rail user

Some us are reviewing the rail services that go through our local stations. This is to identify ideas about changes and irnprovements that could guide our responses to future consultations, or our own initiatives. (This is in addition to whatever we manage to achieve or not on the South London Line - see at end for latest news on this.)

Our current review includes:
* all services to and from the station(s) you use to Victoria, Blackfriars or London Bridge,
* services out of your stations southwards away from central London,
* first and last trains of the day,
* frequencies of peak services mornings and evenings,
* frequencies of off-peak services

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Southern Rail report March 2010

Here is the March 2010 news report from Southern Railway. This is of interest to users of the stations at East Dulwich, Peckham Rye, Queens Road, South Bermondsey. For more information on any of the topics included in this report, contact Yvonne Leslie on 020 8929 8674 or at

Southern Station Manager report March 2010

To contact the Station Manager through the Station Manager's Corner click here: East Dulwich Web Forum

Report from the Station Manager's Corner March 2010:

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Write to the Mayor - SLP campaign web letter

Report from SLP 12 March 2010  read here

THE South London Press is backing campaigners’ calls for Boris Johnson to come to the rescue of rail services this side of the river. Save the South London Line (SLL) members are asking thousands of people to write to the London Mayor urging him to save a proposed replacement for the line that runs from London Bridge to Victoria. Last year, Transport of London (TfL) and the Department for Transport (DfT) decided to scrap the SLL in 2012. A proposed replacement from Bellingham to London Bridge was also ditched and the £24million – or £2.5million per year – due to fund it was diverted to the East London line extension from West Croydon to Dalston Junction via South-east London. Read more and use the SLP web linked email to the Mayor

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Save the South London Line - latest news

Message from Valerie Shawcross on behalf of the Save the South London Line Campaign

Dear South London Line Supporter 
Over the last few months thousands of people have signed a petition to Save the South London Line train service (SLL). I am writing to you now to bring you up to date on our progress and to ask you to help us keep up the pressure on Mayor Boris Johnson and Transport Minster Sadiq Khan MP to Save the South London Line by emailing or writing to them. 
I have attached a briefing on the current situation, but in summary at present Transport for London are considering 5 possible options for alternative services to compensate our area for the loss of the South London Line which they still insist is unavoidable.

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Report into Vital Rail Line - Southwark News

REPORT INTO 'VITAL' RAIL LINE Read: Southwark News  12 February 2010   Emma Alies

Campaigners battling to save the South London Line have published a report arguing that the line is vital if south London is ever to enjoy a train service which runs at tube-like frequency.
The report claims that scrapping the link would mean that King's College and Maudsley hospitals at Denmark Hill would lose all evening services to Victoria and lose their direct service to London Bridge.

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