Orbital rail route

3 years ago (2:04 PM)
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I'd like to see the Oyster Card log for any passenger who touched in at Dalston Junction then touched out at Clapham Junction three minutes later. Let's add, say, two minutes' waiting time and a minutes' walking time between the train and the Oyster Card readers. That's six minutes end-to-end. Do you really think that's possible?


I'd like to see an improvement in west London

The existing services are slow and unreliable coming into west London

Crossrail is a long way away, can we improve current services?

Perhaps London Overground could take over the existing FGW service


This route isn't really the outer london orbital rail route. That honour in South London belongs to the link from New Cross Gate to Clapham Junction via Crystal Palace, it also has the advantage of linking London Bridge with Victoria.

I would like to see TfL taking control of this route and running it as part of the Overground system, with more of the current Dalston-Crystal Palace services extended to Victoria. This would also help provide capacity on the railway when Crystal Palace is rebuilt by a Chinese billionaire.

I would also like to see the timetable adjusted so that every second train south at Canada Water goes via New Cross Gate. At present there are a number of times in the day when services to New Cross (virtually empty) are followed by Clapham trains before a West Croydon or Crystal Palace service arrives and gets very overcrowded.