Camberwell Station

MQT on 2014-07-23
Session date: 
July 23, 2014
Question By: 
Valerie Shawcross
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Southwark Council has a very long standing aspiration to restore a station at Camberwell New Road on the railway line running between Loughborough Junction and Elephant and Castle. Network Rail has always argued that the distance between stations would be too short.  Could modern railway technology deal with this problem? If so would TfL support this aspiration?


Answer for Camberwell Station

Answer for Camberwell Station

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I understand that there are many difficulties associated with reopening a station at Camberwell, not least the ability to construct a station to modern standards at this location without needing to realign tracks which could require widening of the viaduct and significant land take.


New signalling technology may assist with the ability for trains to serve Camberwell, but it is unlikely to make a significant difference and detailed timetabling work would be required to determine whether it would be possible for trains to serve here in the future.