East Brixton – the obvious place for an Overground station

Re-open East Brixton station to provide the Overground to us in Coldharbour Ward and the Brixton area . People in West Brixton (Ferndale/Stockwell/Larkhall wards) already have access to the Overground through Clapham High Street station.
East Brixton Station closed in 1976 in a period of rail decline. The council and Network Rail have debated for years about providing high level platforms at Brixton or Loughborough Junction. Both of these options would be very expensive and require major engineering work and possibly demolition.
Replacing the platforms and reopening East Brixton station with modern lifts such as those recently installed at Denmark Hill is a cheaper and more realistic option. This would provide a major boost to the area, and reduce congestion in central Brixton.

The view below shows the old East Brixton Station, shortly before it closed in January 1976 – after 110 years of servicegb_ebrixton-1

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