Petition Southeastern to open the Platform 4 gate at Lewisham station

It seems we really are in Month 1 of the Lewisham Gateway 27-month plan now: today the developers announced that the complete closure of the eastern branch of Station Road will begin next week, providing one of their useful Google maps of the closure which illustrates the new walking route round from Maggie’s to the railway station.

Pedestrian diversion signage

This throws into sharp focus the need for the gate from Platform 4 at Lewisham Station to reopen immediately. Its closure already increased walking times by about half the time a train would take to get to London Bridge once you actually reached your platform. This new closure – due to last about 15 months – only worsens the situation by still more minutes, so it’s time to step up the campaign for Southeastern to do the right thing and open and Oysterise this gate immediately.

So: please sign this petition. Thanks!

Meanwhile, enjoy this sight while it lasts: this end of Station Road will close after the tube strike (or on Tuesday if the strike doesn’t go ahead), and when it reopens next year, it will have moved a lot nearer Maggie’s.

The old Station Road

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4 Responses

  1. The platform 4 gate has long been a bone of contention and I remember having letter printed in the Evening Standard about it after a correspondence with the operating company. Various reasons were given for this very inconvenient closure including disturbance to residents in the cottages near the back entrance of Tescos and dangers to passengers from the car repair company at the foot of the slope. For a while it was completely closed and for then re- opened at arbitrary hours. Sometimes people are seen to climb over the gate, an accident waiting to happen.

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