EDITORIAL: TfL should seriously consider Camberwell ‘ghost station’ proposal

(03 March, 2016)

The new it may re-open would be fantastic news for SE5

8046A goods train passing through Camberwell station in 1957, after it was closed to passengers some four decades earlier

The news that Camberwelll station may re-open a hundred years after it was closed to the public is fantastic.

Let’s hope that these are serious plans that will come to fruition – as the poor residents of SE5 have been in this position before. Despite desperately needing better transport links, they are constantly overlooked as other areas are always considered a better proposition.

However,  if Mayor Boris Johnson and TfL are serious about re-opening the old station, then it should not be done this time in competition with any other area.

Take it with a heavy pinch of salt, but the suggestion is still welcome, all the same.

Jah Lush says:

With Denmark Hill Station just up the road, I really don’t see any real need for it.

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