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ONLY CONNECT Southwark is soon to be part of the sleek new orbital rail route, the London Overground system, with airconditioned trains linking its stations to a much wider network, including London Underground. James Wood looks at the impact for residents, employers, institutions – and the housing market 46 ISSUE 9 AUTUMN 2012

THE NEW LONDON Overground extension, set for completion in 2012, is bringing substantial improvements to Southwark’s transport network, establishing new connections in areas which have previously suffered from poor infrastructure. The new 1.3km overground railway will provide tube links to stations which have had limited connectivity with the London Underground network, and which are also now part of the more cost-effective Oyster payment system. Running north from Clapham Junction to Highbury and Islington, the route will pass through the heart of Southwark, significantly reducing journey times for commuters, creating hundreds of job opportunities for residents and bringing benefits to schools, hospitals and cultural facilities throughout the area.

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Southwark #9  

A high profile, high-quality business publication, Southwark magazine covers every aspect of Southwark Council's 12 year development program...

Southwark #9  

A high profile, high-quality business publication, Southwark magazine covers every aspect of Southwark Council's 12 year development program...