Another interesting story on the Blackheath Village Residents Group site:
Network Rail has distributed this letter to residents living close to the station, advising that work will shortly be underway to lengthen the platforms to take 12 coach trains.
Didn’t they extend it to take 12 cars back in 2010?
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…
To the couple waiting for the 7:12 to Charing Cross at Blackheath Station… It had been raining, and it was really windy…
They threw their umbrella on to the grass verge, because it had turned inside out. No need to keep it with them, or find a waste bin.
I’ve seen the people who give up their weekends so that “professional couples” like this can litter their own public spaces. Stupid suit-wearing troglodytes.
Of course, I didn’t actually say that. I said “Someone’s got to tidy that up, you know”, and the response was “shut yer face”. England prevails. Though sometimes I wish it didn’t.
Non-Blackheath photo by Flickr user B Tal.