Transport for London submits plan for new station at Surrey Canal and New Bermondsey

An application from Transport for London to construct a new railway station to serve the London Overground has been submitted for a site near Millwall’s New Den.

It is also due to serve 3,500 homes being built by Renewel as part of “New Bermondsey“.

This site covered those plans in May 2021 which can be seen here.


Phase 1 of the development will contain 600 homes.

The railway station application gives an estimated opening date of 2025. The station is located between Surrey Quays station and Queen’s Road Peckham station.

This isn’t the first plan for a station on site, with another approved nine years ago. The application states “the 2012 planning permission was subject to several financial contributions and transport mitigations, including a contribution of £10 million (index-linked) for a London Overground station on Surrey Canal Road, which was to be paid on the start of the development.

Current view. Ugly clutter and barriers need removing

Whilst this planning permission remains extant to March 2022, it is not anticipated to be developed out. Subsequently, HIF funding has been secured to enable the delivery of the station (subject to detailed design and funding approval).”

Provision for a station has been made by TfL, though not for five-car trains:

“The existing Surrey Canal Station site was developed in 2011/2012 as part of the ELL Phase 2 Works.

Phase 1 towers planned near station

The current site comprises a concrete structure that spans the location of the future concourse, alongside a new bridge structure over Surrey Canal Road and a pedestrian underpass.

This included the installation of piled retaining walls, a new attenuation tank at ground level, and a platform support structure to accommodate a 4-car platform as per the original specification. The ELL now operates 5-car trains to cater for passenger demand.”

The application can be viewed on Lewisham Council’s planning website by clicking here.

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    6 thoughts on “Transport for London submits plan for new station at Surrey Canal and New Bermondsey

    • It’s highly unlikely but it would be good if they could create a merged station on the Southeastern line. it’d need a new one too and would be placed after Deptford/New Cross but would make a convenient interchange.

    • Better late than never, provision for a stop here is still in the running timetable, and why Westbound trains have that annoying 4 minute stop at Queen’s Road just to keep the timetable on track. Bermondsey is a bit of a desert for Stations and let’s hope TfL aren’t hamstrung yet again by idiots in Govt that don’t want the Mayor to get any credit for plans like this.

    • Excellent news. I hope new developments across Greater London will also see improvements to public transport services to serve the thousands of new homes under construction or in the planning. Whether it will be new stations, extension of the DLR, bus servcie impprovements/new bus routes or the extension of the Elizabeth line.

      So many new developments are still poorly served by public transport despite the Government and Mayor of London/TFL wanting more people to walk cycle and use public transport more instead of using the car.

    • I found another render and it looks like quite a substantial station building, but I guess it needs to be for match day traffic.

    • You have a link to the other renders?


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