Brixton High Level station

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-09-16
Session date: 
September 16, 2015
Reference: 
2015/3038
Question By: 
Valerie Shawcross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

What further consideration has been given by TfL to the prospect of reopening closed platforms at Brixton national rail station as part of the future of London Overground services?

Answer

Answer for Brixton High Level station

Answer for Brixton High Level station

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Brixton is a National Rail station and is owned and managed by Southeastern Trains as part of its franchise. During the second phase of the East London Line extension, a feasibility study was carried out by Steer Davies Gleave on behalf of Lambeth Council, which investigated whether Brixton (and Loughborough Junction) could be adapted for use as stops on the East London Line. Because of the complex nature of the infrastructure in this area, much of which stands on viaducts, the cost was estimated at £80 million to make Brixton a suitable stopping point for East London Line trains. Currently, our understanding is that none of the parties involved are able to provide this funding.