This just in from reader Ellie:
Some news about Denmark Hill train station. The Labour Party is distributing a leaflet which reveals that Network Rail are plannning to end South London Line direct services from London Bridge to London Victoria, passing through Denmark Hill!
All the details are at:
I haven’t had chance to read through this document yet, but will do today.
You can register your opposition to the plan by emailing Network Rail at: email@example.com
Or write to them at:
National RUS Consultation Manager
8th Floor, 40 Melton Street
London, NW1 2EE
Now, I’ve just given the leaflet the most cursory glance (it’s 84 pages long), and the only direct reference I can find is this:
With the growing demand for capacity into Victoria and London Bridge in the peaks, trains need to run at maximum length and capacity. The Victoria-London Bridge shuttle operates as a 2‑car unit for most of the day and as a 4‑car unit for some peak services. These services are perceived to be a poor use of capacity and alternatives need to be explored.
Once I get a little spare time I’ll take a good read through and see what I can find. My wife takes the train in question to work every day and she says it’s crowded, so I can’t believe they’ll remove the service altogether.
Does anyone have a copy of the Labour Party’s leaflet? Has anyone heard more about this?