Tory Mayor Boris Johnson has refused to meet with South London Line campaigners and claimed that the future of the service is nothing to do with him, despite being in control of Transport for London. This decision came as a great shock to those of us campaigning to Save the South London Line between London Bridge and Victoria.
If the Mayor persists in seeking reductions from the levels of service specified by Government, with the ditching such a key service, many thousands of angry passengers will face significantly longer journey times and inconvenient interchanges causing dangerous overcrowding on other rail services, local buses and on the already crammed Northern and Victoria tube lines.
He has lost the plot if he thinks we can just lose the South London Line and simply cram more people on other trains, buses and the Northern Line! He can save this service if he wanted to – and it is time that he started to listen to South Londoners!
You can support the community-led campaign to Save the South London Line between London Bridge and Victoria by signing the petition at: http://tinyurl.com/SouthLondonLine or join the facebook group at http://tiny.cc/SeMRp .