Today I am reaffirming my commitment to Surrey Canal Road Station. I have received a letter from the Transport Minister, Theresa Villiers MP, refusing the £7 million Department for Transport contribution that had previously been on the table.
Today I - along with representatives from Transport for London and Lewisham Council - met with Theresa Villiers MP (Minister of State for Transport) to put forward the case for Surrey Canal Road Station.
The campaign to get a station built on the East London Line Extension Phase 2 at Surrey Canal Road got another chance today when I persuaded the new Transport Minister, Teresa Villiers to meet with me to discuss the plans.
Today I have secured the promise of £7 million from the Department for Transport for the station at Surrey Canal Road on the East London Line.