Question Title; Camberwell Station

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-08-10
Session date: 
August 10, 2017
Reference: 
2017/3325
Question By: 
Florence Eshalomi
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

With the increasing pressure on bus services in South London and if the proposed Bakerloo line extension heads through Old Kent Road do you agree with me and my constituents when we feel it is time to look at the possibility of re-opening Camberwell Station?

Answer

Answer for Question Title; Camberwell Station

Answer for Question Title; Camberwell Station

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I agree that this is an interesting proposal. Transport for London (TfL) is carrying out a study of the potential benefits and costs of re-opening Camberwell National Rail station on its former site, and of introducing an associated extra stop on Thameslink services to serve Camberwell.

This includes examining whether the benefits of faster journey times to the new rail service users at Camberwell, including those diverted from using bus services, would outweigh the costs of increased journey times to existing Thameslink rail service users, while taking account of future growth.

TfL has been working with both Network Rail and the London Borough of Southwark on this study, and expects to publish results this autumn.