Brockley Cross High Level Station could be reopened

The old entrance to Brockley Lane station - Photo by JE Connor
Already discussed on the Bakerloo thread, but worthy of its own, is the news that the mothballed High Level Station at Brockley, which used to serve passengers as Brockley Lane, may one day be brought back in to use as part of the 2050 London infrastructure vision document unveiled by the Mayor this week.

In the small print of one of the supporting documents is a list of stations that could be brought back into use as part of a new orbital rail route around the capital. Brockley is named as one of the stations that could be upgraded for £25 million to link it up to a loop, taking passengers east / west across London.

The line is currently used by freight trains and passing commuter services, but passengers have not been able to alight there since 1917. Brockley Cross Action Group have for years campaigned for the station to be brought back into use.

15 comments:

Naomi madeleine said...

where would the station be? the line runs right behind my flat

Ez said...

It's where the line crosses above Brockley station (=Brockley Cross)..

Mahsiwel said...

Does anyone know what those network rail people are doing up there at the moment? On the corner or Endwell Road and Mantle Road. Are they getting Brockley Junction/Cross station ready early?

Monkeyboy said...

taking their time sorting the lift.

Mahsiwel said...

Is that lift related to the lift? It looks like there doing some else further down the platform too. On the end closest to New Cross Gate

Monkeyboy said...

i think thats just their worksite. also due to sort a new entrance on that side?

Damian said...

Was there even a vague indication of timescale for an orbital loop?

terrencetrentderby said...

Does anyone know what that fenced of bit of land is for opposite Peedo cars?

terrencetrentderby said...

When the oil and gas runs out and civilisation as you know it collapses

Headhunter said...

2050?! Surely by then trains will be history and we'll all be wearing silver jumpsuits and teleporting to the office....

Ed said...

same, the freight is noisy if you have the windows open

Brockley Nick said...

The plan is called 2050, that doesn't mean all the infrastructure will be delivered on NYE 2049!


It's a massive laundry list of all the different infrastructure projects London should deliver by then, including power, water, transport, etc.

doomed said...

That was the 1980s prediction for 2000, sadly the teleporting never came to pass and bacofoil jumpsuits have yet to become fashionable.

2050? I expect train travel will be a minority interest. Everyone will be boxed into their micro flats decked out with Hi Def everything to create a virtual reality world where they exist as an ephemeral avatar.

Sadly most around here will probably be pushing up daisies by then, lives cut short after a lifetime of ingesting Brockley takeaway food.

brockley man said...

That work site area corner of Endwell/Mantle Road should be used as another entrance/exit for Brockley Station.

Paul said...

I wish that they would reopen the Brockley High Level Station ASAP. The overground line and current London Bridge trains are too prone to delays and cancellations. This was an issue before the work at London Bridge began and now they just use it as an out of date scape-goat. Added to this the Overground trains are too short and the service too irregular for demand. 5 carriages is not enough!! They can't increase the number of trains on the line and the platforms are too short to increase the trains any further. This is London's newest line yet the planning and designs were so shortsighted. How did it reach capacity so quickly? Canada Water is a death trap station at peak times. Unsure if the proposed Bakerloo line extension will help the situation.

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