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.

NetworkRail Commences Work on Recommendations in GLA Report "Broken Rails"

The Broken Rails report by Caroline Pidgeon and Florence Eshalomi of the GLA found that South London was not well served by rail, suggesting that TFL and NetworkRail were not working closely enough together. The two rail organisations have agreed to prepare a London Strategy report on a rolling basis, joining the dots between them. The organisations will be rebasing and sharing growth models and producing a market study for growth through to 2045.

Network Rail have commenced work. Their first phase will be a "state of the network" report covering corridors and pinchpoints. This would be delivered by early summer 2020. It will be followed by a long list then a short list of ideas for improvements. The aim is to improve frequency of services, even out clockface timing of services (see SouthEastern's timetable between Denmark Hill and Victoria) and move toward metroisation of services in a phased programme.

NetworkRail commented that capacity had to be increased by the use of longer trains (platform extensions), pinchpoint rationalisation and improved signalling. Currently passengers are being left on platforms at stations in Kent due to train over-crowding. It is difficult then to prioritise services in London when this is happening as Londoners often have alternative transport routes albeit less convenient.

We will be seeing improvement in services, it will however take time. In the meantime look out for short term improvements planned for Victoria Station including longer gate lines (to avoid queuing) and improved ambience (including fixing of the roof!).

Watch this space.

NetworkRail Commences Work on Recommendations in GLA Report "Broken Rails"
The Broken Rails report by Caroline Pidgeon and Florence Eshalomi of the GLA found that South London was not well served by rail, suggesting ...
Broken Rails
The GLA published a report in November 2018 calling for improved rail services in London. The report was published by the Transport ...
Williams Report on Rail Services
Keith Williams chair of the Rail Review gave an update at Bradford in July this year. The update reported on the listening phase of the ...
Denmark Hill Station - Entrance and Platform Access Upgrades
Network Rail have been successful in securing funding for the detailed design of the proposed second entrance on Windsor Walk. Architects ...
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 ...
Heathrow Expansion Consultation
Heathrow have published their formal consultation for the proposed airport expansion. The consultation is wide ranging and seeks answers on ...
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 ...
Traffic Study
Southwark have commenced a study on the traffic flows and elimination of "rat-running" between Rye Lane and Grove Lane. The Council ...
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 ...
Camberwell Traffic Management Study
The Camberwell Society have been advised that the study that was promised at the time of re-opening the Camberwell Grove bridge is "being ...
Champion Hill One Way Trial
The consultation on the trial one way system for Champion Hill returned a 57% favourable response. Accordingly Southwark Council have ...
Denmark Hill Station - Entrance and Platform Access Upgrades - February Update
NetworkRail report that their preliminary option study has identified 7 options for ways to improve the congestion. They are proceeding to ...
Aircraft Flight Path Routing Consultation
Heathrow have launched a consultation on flight path routing to minimise noise disruption. This follows on from a previous consultation ...
Update on Denmark Hill Station Access
Over the holiday period Thameslink has been preparing to start a one way circulation system at the station. It is planned to start ...
TfL Central Bus Route Curtailment
Thank you to members who responded to the Society's email and made a submission to TfL.TfL are attempting to save money by truncating and ...
Denmark Hill Station - Entrance and Platform Access Upgrades
The Camberwell Society has been campaigning for improved access at Denmark Hill Station for several years. Finally there appears to be some ...