Brockley Station - The Future

Stuart from the Brockley Cross Action Group reports:

TfL have confirmed they they will be taking over the management functions at New Cross Gate, Brockley, Honor Oak Park , Forest Hill and Sydenham from the 20th September 2009.

When TfL assume control, the London Overground Rail Operator (LOROL) will deliver a programme of improvements including deep cleaning and refurbishment of stations, including floors, canopies and platform surfaces and station systems CCTV, PA , help points etc.

Please also note that BXAG members have recently:

Secured funding and volunteers from Goldman Sachs to develop 2 new stunning flower beds at the bottom of Mantle Road starting on the 11th June.

Secured the clearing out and fixing of drain in the old High level station entrance area by zebra crossing. Managing agents are open to us also softening the ghastly railings with some flowers or climbers.

Got the Brockley Common project back on track. All permissions are now secured and contractors should start on site in March. Most of the trees will be going, but the saplings we put in 3 years ago are all now doing well.

All of which is fantastic news for Brockley. With Brockley Common Phase 2 finally due to start and significant improvements promised for the station itself, Brockley's central gateway will be transformed for the better. The BXAG have been asked by TfL for their wishlist of improvements to the station and we will shortly publish their response and ask for reader views. There's also some exciting news about the next stage of their ambitions for Brockley Cross.

Thanks to Stuart for the update and for the hard work of everyone involved with BXAG.

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

Woohoo

Headhunter said...

That's excellent news, but what's this about most of the trees going?

Anonymous said...

Westside entrance to platform 1 of the station please. Number one priority for me.

Anonymous said...

That can't be a no.1 priority for anyone - just cross over and double back.

Anonymous said...

is for me.

Anonymous said...

Where will the flower beds be on mantle road?

The Cat Man said...

in the grass 'triangle' areas outside the broca market and john stainer school.

Who is best to contact in the BCAG? I can secure £500 from my employer, not much but it helps.

hfksh said...

I am imagine it would be Stuart from the article, contact Nick and I'm sure he forward your details if you can't get through to Stuart yourself.

Anonymous said...

Oh, so not new flower beds as such - there have been beds there before. All welcome though.

The Cat Man said...

I also second the vote for a westside entrance to platform 1 of the station.

A doubling of un-neccessary traffic through that tiny east-side entrace surely is a health and safety issue....

nobbly brick said...

Hats off to BXAG for their persistence and positive action.

Anonymous said...

I presume that this means pay-as-you-go oyster will be operable from the 20th Sept ? ? Otherwise that must be number 1

Tamsin said...

You do want to watch it though, with extra entrances and exits that will be un-manned. Once there is any access to the station other than through a manned ticket office there is no need to have anyone on duty even there. As I understand it this is what has happend with New Cross.
In going through the curent consultation exercise with New Cross Gate we have been careful not to request a side entrance even though in all other respects it would make a huge amount of sense.

Headhunter said...

As Brockley enters the Oyster system, adding a number of Oyster gates for access to any proposed west side access to platform 1 would make it quite expense.

The Cat Man said...

I think oyster gates have to be at least manned by one person. I think the benefits of having a west side entrance would vastly outweight any costs. It's hard to get through the gates at the moment, can you imagine what it would be like when passenger numbers increase more?

Tamsin, I received a telegraph hill brochure this morning, if that was you then thankyou!

Tamsin said...

It wasn't me, it was fabhat's mother (if it is not an intrusion on their privacy to say so). Not so much a "brochure" or even the Hilly Telegraph, but the programme for the Festival (13th to 22nd March)

PJ28 said...

Hi, all this talk about stations, I thought those of you interested might like to look at the following link:- http://www.subbrit.org.uk/sb-sites/stations/b/brockley_lane/index.shtml
It details old closed stations and it has pictures of Brockley Lane....I bet the trains ran on time then AND no over-crowding!! Also look at Lewisham Road, brilliant! I hope you enjoy

Tamsin said...

What a wonderful website, and it has links through to Railway Ramblers (whose membership secretary lives in Brockley). A nice idea. I'm not with all this cycling up hills and prefer even my walks to be flattish.
I also love all the old tickets from the days before they were printed on demand. I recall once peering through the ticket office at Welling and seeing the racks and racks of tickets, with some for unusual destinations where only a few had ever been issued - the number still in single digits.

Headhunter said...

Has anyone noticed that the "forecourt" area of Brockley Lane station, up the short section of steps and behind the metal gates, has been tidied up? All the undergrowth has been cleared and you can see the entrance to the access subway more clearly

Tressillian James said...

Anybody else notice that St John's has just won a "Secure Station Award", presented by Joan Ruddock herself? The award is presented to stations that have good fencing and boundaries, good CCTV coverage, good lighting, regualr maintenance, including removal of graffiti within 24 hrs etc etc. I noticed recently that an emergency help point button has also been installed. I've always thought of the station as being safe - but I know other BCers had reservations. Does this help...?

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