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Monthly Archives: August 2007

South London Loop Line services – draft RUS for consultation

Dear local residents & train users

Another train services nugget I have discovered by accident – the Rail Utilisation Strategy for South London trains is out for consultation now for 12 weeks, deadline for comments is 26 October.

This will be discussed at Southwark Council’s Transport Consultative Forum on Thursday 11 October 6.30pm at the Town Hall, Peckham Road, SE5.

You can find a copy of the document at:
* click Route Utilisation Strategies in left hand column
* click Route Utilisation Strategies in main text
* click the South London folder in the list of RUS strategies
* click South London RUS draft for consultation

If that defeats you, and your system can receive a 3MB to 4MB pdf ask me for an email copy. From a very quick glance, it seems that the options affecting services on the South London Loop Line are on pages 8-9, and the way to give comments is on page 201. This document looks as if it will give the information needed to make sense of the hints and comments that float around about cutting the services to Victoria and London Bridge from Peckham Rye and other stations on the Loop Line.

What we need is for some residents to examine this document and let us know what they find of relevance to the services for any or all of the stations at Peckham Rye, Denmark Hill, East Dulwich, Queens Road and Nunhead.

Can those, who have already responded (many thanks) to my earlier call for volunteers to take an active interest in our local train services, get to work on this, and put 11 October in their diaries so they can make a contribution there? We will also see if it is feasible to arrange a discussion in September for those interested, to share information and ideas about it all.

In the meantime, if you can have a look at the document, please let me know what your comments might be, even if only first thoughts and questions, so that I can circulate them to others who have expressed an interest.