Public transport consultations
Details on public transport consultations taking place concerning Lambeth.
Transport for London is currently consulting on proposals for Crossrail 2. This will be a new railway that passes through a tunnel under central London from South West London to North East London. The Mayor of London intends to develop the project once Crossrail 1 has been completed.
The Government recently consulted on a new franchise for the new South Eastern rail franchise, the contract for which is due to start in April 2014.
Our main concern with this franchise is to secure replacement direct services from Clapham High Street and Wandsworth Road to Victoria – services to Victoria will be lost when the East London Line extension opens on 9 December 2012.
We also believes that there is potential to develop Brixton station as a major interchange if platforms were provided on the high level track. This track will carry the East London Line but trains will not be able to stop at Brixton. Lambeth would like to work with the new franchise company to find ways to provide platforms at this level and allow a greater range of train services to stop at Brixton.
The Government recently consulted on a new franchise for the combined Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern rail services. A contract for the service is due to be let in 2013, and this consultation was an opportunity to raise issues to be included in the new contract.
Find out about the proposed Croydon Tramlink extension to Crystal Palace.
The East London Line (ELL) extension is a long-awaited new service which will extend and connect the existing ELL to destinations north and south on the overland rail network. The ELL extension is broken into two phases.
Transport for London are proposing to extend the Northern line (Charing Cross branch) to Battersea, via a new station at Nine Elms, as part of wider plans to regenerate the Vauxhall, Nine Elms and Battersea area.