South London Line

Wednesday 24 October 2012, 12:00pm

Motion detail

This Assembly notes that the ‘South London Line’ train service from Victoria to London Bridge via Denmark Hill will be withdrawn in December 2012. We further note that, as a consequence, passengers using Clapham High Street and Wandsworth Road stations will lose their direct services to London Victoria, and passengers using Denmark Hill and Peckham Rye will see direct services to Victoria significantly reduced. This Assembly notes with regret that despite cross party efforts by Assembly Members and stakeholders, mitigation measures, including those proposed by Transport for London, remain unfunded and therefore, absent.

The Assembly calls upon the Mayor, as Chair of Transport for London, to take urgent action involving key stakeholders from TfL, the GLA and the Department for Transport to address this major loss of transport services to South London, taking advantages of the opportunities afforded by the retender of Thameslink and Southeastern rail franchises where appropriate.