The Camberwell Society

Society for those living, working or interested in Camberwell

The Camberwell Society monitors developments proposed for all forms of transport serving the area and campaigns for improvements. The Society places official responses to consultations on all transport subjects where there is clear benefit for all members. The Society reserves its position where members’ interests are divided.

The blog below is intended to alert members to changes that are planned or proposed.

Denmark Hill Station - Network Rail Apply for Next Stage Funding for New Entrance

NetworkRail have now presented their Outline Buisness Case (OBC) to the DfT for funding to take the project to detailed design. The OBC includes the proposed new entrance on Windsor Walk west of the blue footbridge, extension of the rain canopy on platform 2/3 east (toward Peckham Rye), and the re-arrangement of seats and other platform furniture to promote the use of the parts of those platforms east of the blue footbridge.

If funding is approved (hopefully will hear by end Sept) and everything is go then the likely start of the construction is July 2021 with a completion of December 2021.

Heathrow Expansion Consultation

Heathrow have published their formal consultation for the proposed airport expansion. The consultation is wide ranging and seeks answers on multiple topics mostly around issues local to the airport itself. It is open for response until 13 Sept 2019. https://aec.heathrowconsultation.com/

The airspace operations and routing are a different process. The above site has a link to the response report to the Sept 2018 consultation updated in June 2019. https://aec.heathrowconsultation.com/documents/fut...

Denmark Hill Station - Entrance and Platform Access Upgrades

The Camberwell Society attended a meeting at Network Rail's (NR) offices in Southwark on Monday 3rd June to hear about the intentions for improved station access. NR say they have completed their studies and have selected a preferred scheme.

They confirm that the growth in footfall (footfall per year up from 2M in 2005 to over 7M in 2018) means that the station has a high priority for upgrade. Projections on further growth through to 2038 show people queuing across Champion Park to access the station. Clearly an untenable position.

The proposed solution is a new ticket (unmanned) ticket office and entrance on Windsor Walk, primarily to serve the high volumes of people accessing the hospitals. The entrance will have 4 entrance gates plus two wide ones, 6 in all to add to the 4 entrance gates and one wide one in the existing entrance. This will mean a more than doubling of the entrance gates at the station. The new entrance is arranged to be closer to the walking route to the hospitals and is thus expected to become the most convenient exit line for those passengers. It will feed onto the newer footbridge to thus even out footfall between the two bridges and stair systems. All access points will revert to being 2 way throughout the day.

The scheme looks good and looks to be a much needed development at the station. NR is keen to introduce theming related to local Camberwell identity and have invited ideas.

NR now have to present the business case to the Department for Transport and get approval for the budget to undertake the detailed design. The design and consents process is time consuming and NR project a completion date of December 2021 if all hurdles are passed straightforwardly.

As part of the scheme NR are talking to the Maudsley about improvements to the walking route to Kings and to Southwark Council about relocation of the Denmark Hill pedestrian crossing to facilitate access from the station.

NR also have a scheme to rationalise the platform furniture and increase the canopy length to reduce over-crowding improve the experience of those on the platforms. This will form a second phase.

In the longer term future the platforms are expected to be extended to take longer trains and other access options may open up as a result.

Traffic Study

Southwark have commenced a study on the traffic flows and elimination of "rat-running" between Rye Lane and Grove Lane. The Council comments:

"This traffic study was designed to examine how the council could best improve traffic for all modes of transport and eliminate rat-running in the area between Grove Lane and Rye Lane, and was designed in part to respond to concerns relating to the impact of the closure and re-opening of the Camberwell Grove bridge would have on the traffic on Camberwell Grove, Lyndhurst Way and Bellenden Road (the points that cross the railway) and surrounding roads. To get a clear understanding, the boundaries have been established as a traffic “cell” bounded by main roads to best understand the flow of traffic within that area."

There is a consultation open until Sunday 23 June 2019 at www.pclconsult.co.uk/camberwell

There is also a drop-in event Thursday 6th June 4:40 to 7:0pm at the Copleston Community Centre Cafe

Electric Vehicle Lamp-post Charging Points

Southwark Council have received 103 requests across the borough for charging points. Of these approximately 14 are from Camberwell. They have commenced the installation prioritising the 13 requests that say they already have an electric vehicle. Other points are now being installed and Camberwell can expect to start seeing them around the streets later in February. The Camberwell Society will monitor deployment.

The table below shows numbers of requests for charging points broken down by ward.

Ward

No of requests

Borough & Bankside

9

Camberwell Green

3

Champion Hill

5

Chaucer

3

Dulwich Hill

4

Dulwich Vill

1

Dulwich Village

15

Dulwich Wood

3

Faraday

4

Goose green

9

London Bridge & West Bermondsey

1

Newington

3

North Bermondsey

2

North Walworth

1

Old Kent Rd

3

Old Kent Road

2

Peckham

1

Peckham Rye

7

Rotherhithe

2

Rye lane

7

South Bermondsey

2

St George's

2

St Giles

11

Surrey docks

3

Grand Total

103

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