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Crossing the bridge

Blackheath station bridge for the Olympics
Interesting that the bridge for the Olympics has coverings either side, whereas the wobbly bridge allowed passengers to see out. At least we appear to be getting two more Oyster readers on the Kent-bound platform. Time will tell whether they’re for decorative use only.

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Open Sesame

New lift at Blackheath Station
Temporary Railyway Bridge at Blackheath Station
The Millennium steps have finally been declared fit for human footsteps. People are still using the wobbly Millennium Bridge though. It’s now become a badge of honour, I guess.

The old Puccino’s guys have gone, and so has Classic FM sadly, replaced with something that sounds more like Kiss. No chairs & tables either? The two guys seem friendly though.

The Stannah stairlift (really) is surviving so far, and speaks! Which is nice. The series of comments on the previous post nearly made me spit my coffee out in laughter.

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Access for All, eventually…


So it begins. If you want go into London from Blackheath station, you’ll have to get onto the wrong platform, then cross over the rickety bridge… This work is to improve the station (junk food machines count as an improvement apparently), and to allow disabled access. The work was originally planned to be completed back in 2008. I think it was funded by the previous government’s Access for All policy, but I’m having trouble locating the planning documents… Anyway, according to Network Rail, the work should be finished by spring. That’s right. If spring means April, it will have taken 4-5 months to improve the station.

£1300 for a zone 1-3 ticket, and still no seats on the trains…

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