TfL has unveiled what the future of suburban rail services may look like if they take over Southern, South West Trains, Great Northern and Southeastern rail services by 2021.
The new map shows vast swathes of orange across South London, including the Shepperton branch line, giving a hint of what their future travel map may look like.
The plan to devolve suburban rail services in London was already agreed by the government back in January 2016, and now mayor Sadiq Khan will lobby for funding to push the plans through.
“The government has already agreed that devolving rail services would improve the daily commute for millions of Londoners. Ahead of the Autumn Statement, I’m looking forward to presenting the full business case for how a transformed and modernised suburban rail network could also unlock new homes and provide other substantial other economic benefits for London” – Sadiq Khan
If the plans get the final go-ahead, we’re likely to see TfL take over South West Trains services in 2020, when improvement works at Waterloo Station are completed.
See the full map below (click to enlarge)