Brockley Station: Improvements to north bound platform might wait until 2015

People always ask why a great deal of time and money was spent making the east side of Brockley Station accessible when the west side is completely useless for wheelchairs and pushchairs.

The answer is that a programme of works is planned, which will make that platform accessible eventually. TfL are in charge of the programme, which is one of the benefits of the East London Line coming to Brockley.

Back in February last year we learned that this work wouldn't begin until 2012 at the earliest:

Transport for London has today confirmed that Brockley Station will be made "accessible" as part of the DfT’s £370 million Access for All programme. This means that wheelchair access will be possible for both platforms, although unfortunately, this work is not scheduled until 2012 at the earliest.

Now, the Lib Dem's prospective candidate for Lewisham Deptford, Tam Langley, has established that the work might not be completed until 2015. A letter from TfL lists Brockley and Honor Oak as stations that will be completed in "tranche 3" of the programme, which is due for completion by 2015.

Given the current state of TfL finances, we shouldn't expect work to finish much earlier than it has to.