The Anonymous Widower

An Overground Station For Camberwell?

In Transport for London’s Transport Plan for 2050, there is this paragraph.

Some examples of the type of scheme to help address these issues are an upgrade to the London Overground network to provide 6 car trains and new stations on existing lines, e.g. at Camberwell, that can plug connectivity gaps and act as development nodes.

By Camberwell, I suspect they mean at Loughborough Junction, where the London Overground passes over Thameslink. A couple of years ago, I visited the site and created a post with some pictures.

I said this about creating a Camberwell Beauty out of Loughborough Junction.

It is one of these problems that needs imagination. A good architect might be able to produce an elegant connection between the two lines and then link it to the ground on the other side of Coldharbour Lane to the current station entrance. Looking at the local bus map, shows that the area is well served by bus routes, so perhaps we could make Loughborough Junction a true interchange in the east of Brixton.

I shall go again to see if a development node can be used to bridge a significant connectivity gap in London’s train system.

On a personal note, it would really improve the ease of my getting onto Thameslink routes to the South.

August 9, 2014 - Posted by | Transport | , , ,


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  3. […] have assumed this to be at Loughborough Junction and I’ve discussed it here.But it could be at East Brixton. The developments around the station will probably decide what […]

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