I joined other campaigners including Valerie Shawcross, AM, Councillor Fiona Colley and Councillor Veronica Ward for a sleepy protest to save the South London Line outside Denmark Hill station in South Camberwell. The decision to axe the line which provides a vital transport link for South Camberwell means no service to Victoria from Denmark Hill station after 7.30pm.
As we gathered in our night-gear commuters going and in and out of the station kept asking what we were doing and many were shocked to discover that the very service they were about to use was going to be cut back.
What strikes me most about the community led campaign to fight against cuts to transport under Major Johnson is the growing sense of anger and frustration over a “black hole” in London’s transport services. We surely must be entitled to the same transport infrastructure regardless of where we live? In so many ways the South London Line is our tube line and it makes no sense at all to cut it.
South London Line Campaign Meeting
30 Sept 2009-09-24 Institute of Psychiatry, 16, De Crespigny Park, Camberwell, 7-9pm
Peoples Question Time with Mayor Johnson
November 11 – Brixton Academy
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