A proposed Overground station will be built at New Bermondsey on the East London Line, between Surrey Quays and Queens Road Peckham. Planning permission has been granted and 1/3 of the enabling works have been completed.
The proposed station is part of a wider programme of transport improvement which will open up this area of London. 40,000 people live within a 15 minute walk of the New Bermondsey site but currently transport connections in the area are poor with one station, South Bermondsey, at the northernmost tip of the site and one bus route, P12, serving the site.
The Masterplan will provide significant benefits for the existing community by:
A key aspect of the Masterplan will be to reconnect this area of London by providing improved connections and routes to ensure that the development area becomes an integrated part of the wider surroundings.
Currently the area has a number of barriers which restrict movement, particularly the road network and the railway embankments, making it difficult for people to easily navigate through the area.
The Masterplan will provide new routes linking east to west and north to south to encourage cycling and walking, including:
New railway bridge installed over Surrey Canal Road, 7-10 October 2011.