Wednesday 23 January 2013 11.07am
And a little further along there's the old Southwark Park station at Rotherhithe New Road, also closed in 1915 due to the First World War (?staff shortages) and never reopened - see http://www.abandonedstations.org.uk/Southwark_Park_station.html
Another pair of useful stations closed at about the same time were those between the Elephant and Castle and Loughborough Junction on what is now the Thameslink line - Walworth Road
and Camberwell - see
Even if only the 'Wimbledon loop' trains (now that their continuation to St Pancras and beyond is reprieved - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-21128025
) were to stop there (four an hour I think) it would take some of the pressure off the buses on the Walworth Road
-Camberwell Road route, and perhaps reduce the number of people who currently have to change from bus to bus or bus to tube or train at the Elephant and Castle.
And with today's fast-stopping fast-accelerating trains an extra two stops shouldn't make much difference to the overall travel time.
Oh, and then perhaps the argument about whether to extend the Bakerloo line to Camberwell or down the Old Kent Road
instead could be decided in favour of the Old Kent Road
, that other bus-route nightnare!