The motion reads as follows:
‘Council notes that the process is currently underway to retender the Thameslink and SouthEastern rail franchises, which include crucial rail links for Lewisham residents.
‘Council calls upon the Mayor to write to the Department for Transport urging ministers to consider options for increasing the frequency and destinations of services along the Catford Loop, which serves residents in Crofton Park, Catford, Bellingham and Beckenham Hill. This line is one of a very few in inner London to only have a two trains per hour service. The franchise retender process offers a rare opportunity for a significant service recast.
‘Council further notes that the current ‘through’ services to St Pancras International and north London available on Monday to Friday offer a valued range of destinations to Catford loop passengers and wishes to see such services retained and made available on weekends.
‘Council hopes that this opportunity to address this significant service gap for a large number of Lewisham commuters will not be squandered by ministers.’