Demand better connections for Brixton: Lib Dems call for new Overground station

Many of Brixton’s young people still find it hard to access job opportunities across the capital.

East Brixton train station once connected residents from Somerlyton Road and Loughborough Junction to Clapham Junction, Peckham Rye, London Bridge and Crystal Palace. The station closed in the 1970s. 

Today a 2km gap exists between Clapham High Street and Denmark Hill stations on the London Overground. Trains still pass over the old tracks and demand for accessible and affordable transport links between Brixton and the rest of the city continue to rise.

Current bus services are slow and indirect, the tube is overcrowded and national rail provision is disjointed.

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Council-led feasibility studies show that the development of an Overground station for Brixton is possible.

But no action has been taken.

Investing in a new Overground station in Brixton would offer better transport links to jobs and facilities in east London and Clapham. And it would increase footfall for local businesses.

We demand better connections for Brixton.

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