26 April 2017

Vassall councillors back campaign to reopen Camberwell Railway station

Vassall's local councillors have backed a new resident led campaign aimed at re-opening the currently derelict Camberwell Railway station.

The new petition launched by Community Southwark calls on the Department of Transport to support Tfl and Network Rail to redevelop the station after the decision was recently taken not to extend the Bakerloo line to the area - despite widespread local support for the idea. The old Camberwell Railway Station sits on Station Road a couple of streets outside Vassall and was closed in the 1960s.

Councillors, including those in Southwark, and campaigners believe that reopening the station will:

  • Give local residents a fast train line option into London.
  • Ease pressure on local buses and crowded tube stations by giving another transport option for local people to use. 
  • Boost local business and our economy by making our area more accessible.
More about the campaign can be read here, while the petition can be read here.

Vassall councillors - Paul Gadsby, Jacqui Dyer and Annie Gallop - said:

"This part of our ward could really do with a new transport link that gives residents another option to get around London. It would take pressure off local bus services and boost our local economy.

"We would urge all residents to sign this petition and back the local campaign group championing this cause."