The London Overground through Brixton and Loughborough Junction

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-08-10
Session date: 
August 10, 2017
Reference: 
2017/3326
Question By: 
Florence Eshalomi
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Will the Mayor look again at options for having the London Overground line stopping at Loughborough Junction, East Brixton or Brixton Stations?

Answer

Answer for The London Overground through Brixton and Loughborough Junction

Answer for The London Overground through Brixton and Loughborough Junction

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The London Borough of Lambeth, in collaboration with Transport for London, undertook feasibility studies in 2014 and again in 2016. They identified that building new platforms to allow London Overground services to call at Loughborough Junction, Brixton or East Brixton would offer strategic benefits but would be very expensive owing to the complex engineering on this elevated, steep and curved railway.

The estimated costs at each station were as follows:

       Brixton: between £80m and £120m

       East Brixton: between £30m and £50m

       Loughborough Junction: circa £86m

Because of the high costs involved, none of these would represent good value for money. Given how recently this has been studied, I do not believe that looking again at this can be justified.