Brixton residents have started a petition call on the Government to build a new station on the Overland rail link at Brixton East.
Following news on Brixton Blog that the council has initiated a feasibility study on the project, Annabel Kerley began the online petition.
In her post, Kerley calls on the Department for Transport to build a London Overground Station on the site of the old Brixton East station, which closed in the 1970’s.
She added: “This would have a huge impact on improving a deprived area of South London” before making the following bullet points:
- Better transport links to jobs and facilities in East London (current bus services are slow and indirect, tube overcrowded and national rail provision disjointed)
- Increase in footfall for local businesses
- Assist with regeneration of Somerlyton Road area and Loughborough Junction
Sign the petition here.