South London line

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The South London line is an Inner London railway of the London Overground rail network.wikipedia
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East London line

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The line is run together with the East London line to provide direct services between and. In 2012 a 2.5 km diversion was made to the eastern end to join to the East London line, a former London Underground line which was reconverted to main line operation as part of Phase 2 of its extension project reinstating an alignment between Rotherhithe and Peckham that had been disused since 1911, via Old Kent Road station.
Phase 2, which links the line to the South London line with a terminus at, opened on 9 December 2012, creating an orbital railway around inner London.

London, Brighton and South Coast Railway

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The northern pair of tracks (becoming the Chatham Lines), without stations, was used by the LCDR to Kent; the southern (becoming the Atlantic lines) were used by the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway (LBSCR) into east Surrey parts of which became Greater London.
At the same time, the LB&SCR was co-operating with the LC&DR to create the South London Line between its terminuses at London Bridge and Victoria.

London Bridge station

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From the early 20th century until December 2012, a shorter precursor shuttle train service ran from the major terminus of Victoria in Westminster to the interchange station at London Bridge adjoining the City of London.
Over the next few years under the direction of new Chief Engineer Frederick Banister, the company built four more platform-faces in an adjoining area to the south of its existing station to cope with additional traffic generated by the completion of the South London Line and other suburban lines to Victoria station.

Frederick Banister

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Designed and engineered under Frederick Banister, it re-used the Wandsworth Road to Brixton section built as part of the LCDR main line.

London Overground

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The South London line is an Inner London railway of the London Overground rail network.
There were big increases in 2010/11 and 2011/12 due to the opening of the extensions of the East London line and South London line.

East London line extension

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In 2012 a 2.5 km diversion was made to the eastern end to join to the East London line, a former London Underground line which was reconverted to main line operation as part of Phase 2 of its extension project reinstating an alignment between Rotherhithe and Peckham that had been disused since 1911, via Old Kent Road station.
In the second phase of the project, on 9 December 2012 a branch was connected to the South London Line enabling services to run to.

Brixton railway station

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Designed and engineered under Frederick Banister, it re-used the Wandsworth Road to Brixton section built as part of the LCDR main line.
This segment of the South London Line became part of the network as the second phrase of the East London line extension project.

Orbirail

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The East London line connects to the North London line at, completing an orbital rail route around Central London, fulfilling the Orbirail concept.
It would have connected the extended North London Line, East London Line, the South London Line and the West London Line, possibly including the Gospel Oak to Barking Line.

Queens Road Peckham railway station

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These services run along a small portion of the line, joining up from the Sutton and Mole Valley Lines at Peckham Rye, until it diverges from the London Overground at Queen's Road (Peckham) as trains continue towards London Bridge.
It is on the South London Line, 2 mi from, and trains also go to Croydon via various routes and beyond.

Peckham Rye railway station

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These services run along a small portion of the line, joining up from the Sutton and Mole Valley Lines at Peckham Rye, until it diverges from the London Overground at Queen's Road (Peckham) as trains continue towards London Bridge.
It is between and on the South London Line, between Denmark Hill and on Catford Loop services, and between Queens Road Peckham and on the Sutton and Mole Valley Line.

Denmark Hill railway station

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Denmark Hill railway station is in the area of Denmark Hill in south London, England, on the Thameslink, South London, Greenwich Park and Chatham lines.

Railway electrification in Great Britain

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The LBSCR scheme, authorised in 1903, pioneered main-line rail electrification in the UK, and the first electric train ran on 1 December 1909.

Old Kent Road railway station

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In 2012 a 2.5 km diversion was made to the eastern end to join to the East London line, a former London Underground line which was reconverted to main line operation as part of Phase 2 of its extension project reinstating an alignment between Rotherhithe and Peckham that had been disused since 1911, via Old Kent Road station.
The station opened on 13 August 1866 on a viaduct and bridge crossing the road at a junction with a line to London Bridge station and what became Surrey Quays station on the East London Line and Queens Road Peckham station on the South London Line.

London Victoria station

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From the early 20th century until December 2012, a shorter precursor shuttle train service ran from the major terminus of Victoria in Westminster to the interchange station at London Bridge adjoining the City of London.
From 13 August 1866 the LB&SCR ran services from Victoria to London Bridge along the newly completed South London Line.

East Brixton railway station

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Suggestions have been made that East Brixton station could be re-opened as an alternative.
East Brixton railway station was a railway station on the South London Line from London Victoria to London Bridge.

Bermondsey

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A campaign group was formed in 2009 by Bermondsey residents to press for funding to be made available.
The East London Line, South London Line and South Eastern Main Line all pass through Bermondsey, providing frequent rail connections to Central London and South East England.

West London line

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The line since 2012 takes in Canada Water station, closely linked to Canary Wharf; similarly from Clapham Junction the West London line (including Kensington Olympia) is made directly available.
It forms the western section of the Overground's orbital rail route which was completed in December 2012 when the East London line was extended to Clapham Junction via the South London line, linking it to the West London line.

Inner London

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The South London line is an Inner London railway of the London Overground rail network.

Westminster

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From the early 20th century until December 2012, a shorter precursor shuttle train service ran from the major terminus of Victoria in Westminster to the interchange station at London Bridge adjoining the City of London.

City of London

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From the early 20th century until December 2012, a shorter precursor shuttle train service ran from the major terminus of Victoria in Westminster to the interchange station at London Bridge adjoining the City of London.

Eurostar

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Sections of the line are still in use by other passenger and freight railways, and a section of the line was also used by Eurostar trains when the London terminus was between 1994 and 2007.

London, Chatham and Dover Railway

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The London, Chatham and Dover Railway (LCDR) was authorised to build the former route of the line by the South London Railway Act 1862.

Wandsworth Road railway station

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Designed and engineered under Frederick Banister, it re-used the Wandsworth Road to Brixton section built as part of the LCDR main line.