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.