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The history of the South London Line from 1867

Extract from ‘Railways South East’ Winter 1991/2 issue:

 Radial rail routes in Greater London have had an almost universal history of development, though that might have been distinctly patchy in some cases. The history of the comparatively few peripheral services has been much more patchy. The so-called 'Middle', 'Outer' and even 'Super-Outer' Circles via Addison Road (now Olympia) have all disappeared, while the North London Line (now North Woolwich-Richmond) after a long period of running down has taken on a new lease of life in recent years. The story of the South London Line between London Bridge and Victoria reveals even more mixed fortunes since it opened throughout in 1867.

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