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The South London Line is an 8. 5 mile (13. 7 km) horseshoe-shaped Inner London railway route from Victoria to London Bridge via Peckham Rye. A horseshoe is a U-shaped item made of metal or of modern synthetic materials nailed or glued to the Hooves of Horses and some other Draught Inner London is the name for the group of London boroughs which form the interior part of Greater London and are surrounded by Outer London. London Victoria is a major London Underground, National Rail and Coach station in the City of Westminster. London Bridge station is a National Rail and London Underground station in the London Borough of Southwark, which occupies a large area on two levels immediately Peckham Rye is an open space and road in the London Borough of Southwark in London, England. It is operated by Southern. Southern is a train operating company in England, running to south London, Surrey, and Sussex from Victoria and London The line is in Travelcard Zone 2 apart from the termini, which are in Zone 1. Travelcard Zone 2 is the second most central zone of Transport for London 's six (approximately concentric zones system used for calculating co-ordinated inter-modal Travelcard Zone 1 is the central zone of Transport for London 's zonal system used for calculating co-ordinated inter-modal Travelcard fares within London
It owes its existence to the South London Railway Act 1862, which allowed the London, Chatham and Dover Railway (LCDR) to take part in this project. The London Chatham and Dover Railway (LCDR was a railway company in south-eastern England from 1859 until the 1923 grouping which united it with other companies The line already existed from Wandsworth Road to Brixton as part of the LCDR main line: the new line was quadrupled between these points and extended to London Bridge. Wandsworth Road railway station is on the South London Line from London Victoria to London Bridge ( London England) Brixton Railway Station is in Brixton Town centre, South London, on the line between London Victoria and Orpington. The Chatham Main Line is the British railway line that runs from London Victoria to Dover Priory or Ramsgate via the Medway Towns The northern pair (now known as the Chatham lines), with no stations, was used by the LCDR; the southern (now known as the Atlantic lines) by the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway (LBSCR). The London Brighton and South Coast Railway (LB&SCR (commonly known as "the Brighton line" was a Railway company in the United Kingdom from 1846 to 1923 Several stations were shared by the two companies.
The South Cross Route, one side of the London Motorway Box the innermost ring road of the unbuilt 1960s London Ringways plan, would have paralleled the South London Line between Wandsworth Road and Peckham Rye stations. South Cross Route (SCR was the designation for the southern section of Ringway 1, the innermost circuit of the London Ringways network a complex and comprehensive Ringway 1 or the London Motorway Box was the innermost of the series of four London Ringways, ring roads planned in the 1960s to circle London The 1960s decade refers to the years from the beginning of 1960 to the end of 1969 The London Ringways were a series of four ring roads planned in the 1960s to circle London at various distances from the city centre
The line was a pioneering railway electrification scheme. Railway electrification in Great Britain describes the past and present electrification systems used to supply traction current to railways and tramways in Great Britain The opening of the tramways in South London had led to huge passenger losses for the railways - 1. For specific light rail systems many of which use the words "light rail" as part of their name see List of light-rail transit systems. 25 million in only six months - and the LBSCR electrified the South London line in an attempt to reverse the tide: it had obtained powers to do so in 1903. On 1 December 1909 the first electric trains began operating. Events 800 - Charlemagne judges the accusations against Pope Leo III in the Vatican Year 1909 ( MCMIX) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year starting For the first three years, steam trains alternated with the electrics: the latter operated a 15-minute interval service from 7. 30am to midnight. In the first year of electric operation, passengers carried almost doubled, from 4 million to 7. 5 million.
The electrification used the overhead system at 6700 V AC, supplied by the power station at Deptford. Deptford is an area on the south bank of the River Thames in south-east London. The line was converted to Southern Railway standard third-rail 660 V DC on 17 June 1928. Events 1462 - Vlad III the Impaler attempts to assassinate Mehmed II ( The Night Attack) forcing him to retreat Year 1928 ( MCMXXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar.
From Surrey Quays tube station to Wandsworth Road (and thence to Clapham Junction) the South London Line is part of Phase 2 (not yet funded) of the proposed East London Line southern extensions that are planned to form part of the London Overground. Surrey Quays was a London Underground station in Rotherhithe near Surrey Quays Shopping Centre and Southwark Park. "Clapham Junction" redirects here For other uses see Clapham Junction (disambiguation Clapham Junction Railway station is The East London Line was a line of the London Underground, coloured orange on the Tube map. London Overground (LO is a Commuter rail service in London UK. There are plans to open one, possibly two, stations on the line at Surrey Canal Road station and Brixton railway station or East Brixton railway station. Surrey Canal Road is a proposed station to be built on the East London Railway which will eventually become part of the London Overground. Brixton Railway Station is in Brixton Town centre, South London, on the line between London Victoria and Orpington. East Brixton railway station was a railway station on the South London Line from London Victoria to London Bridge.
In March 2008 the Mayor of London suggested that Transport for London would hope to bring the South London Line into the London Overground network in the near future. International holidays March 2 - Mothering Sunday (Britain March 7 - Nyepi (Indonesia The Mayor of London is an elected politician who along with the London Assembly of 25 members is accountable for the strategic government of Greater London (see Transport for London ( TfL) is the local government body responsible for most aspects of the Transport system in Greater London in England. London Overground (LO is a Commuter rail service in London UK.