Brixton rail lines

Current Brixton Rail Lines, the closed East Brixton Station can be seen in grey. Image from Wikipedia

Lambeth council has commissioned a feasibility study into opening a station in the Brixton area on the useful Overground rail link between Clapham Junction and Highbury and Islington.

Trains on the line currently sail high above Brixton Road without stopping, and Transport for London have previously said that a stop at Brixton would be too expensive as the line is “elevated, curved and on a gradient.”

Today Lambeth council confirmed it is working on a £25,000 feasibility study, led by the engineering firm Steer Davis Gleeve, looking at the “opportunities for a London Overground stop in the area” alongside the refurbishment of both Brixton and Loughborough Junction’s existing stations. The study is being done as part of the Future Brixton and the Brixton Central masterplan.

The London Overground Line links Clapham Junction with Highbury and Islington, via Peckham, Surrey Quays, Whitechapel and Shoreditch. This stretch of line was opened in December 2012.

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