Central London radial services - stop the cuts

All the stations covered by SRUG - Peckham Rye, Denmark Hill, East Dulwich, Nunhead, Queens Rd Peckham, South Bermondsey - have direct services into central London through the trains going to the central London stations London Bridge, Victoria, and Blackfriars. The trains to these central London stations take only a short time eg from Peckham Rye, between 8 and 16 minutes. So within that time rail users can be on the Tube - one of 6 lines - Victoria, Circle, Distirct, Northern, Bakerloo, and Jubilee. This is the nearest inner SE London can get to being on the Tube. But it depends on having enough trains coming in from the south from various directions to make this possible. These services are being salami sliced year by year and on the way to ruining the virtual Tube service. SRUG is committed to defending these links.

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   

'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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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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Southwark Council fights for South London Line at London Bridge

Southwark News 4th February 2010

Another battle which is being fought around the regeneration of the London Bridge Quarter is between Southwark Council and Network Rail.  No final decision had been made regarding platform arrangements at London Bridge, which currently threatens the South London Line.

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