Brockley Station night time refurb

BC Twitterer Matt draws our attention to the fact that Brockley Station is being refurbished by TfL, starting on February 24th.

No, not step free or direct access on the west side - that would be too useful - but resurfacing of the platforms (which have just been lengthened to accommodate longer trains from London Bridge).

The work will last a month or so and will only take place at night - and then, only if they get permission to close the line at night to permit the work to take place. We're not sure what this last bit means - but we hope it doesn't mean we all have to be home before sundown for four weeks.

7 comments:

Station agent said...

Hope they do a better job than when they put the anti slip yellow squares in on the eastside platform, they did a botch on it and put what is in effect a mini ramp which I saw an old lady almost trip over into the path of an oncoming train!

Brockley Kiwi said...

They appear to have been tinkering with Brockley station for the last couple of years now: new ramp, extended platforms, lick of paint, rebranding as LO, new barrier entrance shed at ground level ...

Surely it would have been more efficient to bite the bullet and do it all at once?

Anonymous said...

You could have had step free access to the west side when you campaigned to have the east side ramp demolished to build another ramp in its place.

The logic of mungs never ceases to amaze me.

Barbara said...

Surely they won't be able to close the whole line for a month at nights to do this? Disaster for those of us who work late shifts. I mean, I could understand closing the station, but the line? Geez.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone else think the new eastside exit 'shed' is really crap? We need stepfree exits, but this is ugly, gets in the way of anyone trying to cross back west and will cause congestion by not allowing room for enough ticket barriers.

patrick1971 said...

If it's anything like the Ladywell Station resurfacing works, it'll take a lot longer than four weeks...

Mb said...

If its the same terminology as LU, night time line closures means after normal traffic hours so may not affect normal service. Would mean no engineering trains etc. depends on the extent of the work but you may have heavy plant and workers close to the track edge or could be doing work that would loosen the nosings. Line closures are not done lightly as it disrupts maintenance elsewhere.

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