'Fort Knox' gate at Maze Hill station to be opened

News Shopper: Residents and councillors at the gate Residents and councillors at the gate

A DISPUTE over the locked gate likened to ‘Fort Knox’ which stops people accessing Maze Hill station is nearing an end.

As News Shopper reported in December, people living in the neighbouring Seren Park development were promised direct access to the station when they bought their flats.

But due to a dispute between the developer and Network Rail, they have been locked out, forcing them to either walk around the station for 15 minutes or slip through a hole in the fence.

Now, however, an agreement has been reached which will allow Seren Park people access, though no date for this has been announced.

A Network Rail spokesman said: “We are in the process of setting out the main agreed terms between the two parties and will then instruct our solicitors to formalise a full agreement for the path to be used.

“At the same time, we will ask Southeastern to install Oyster card readers and ticket gates at the new entrance.

“Once all these steps have been completed, the path can be opened.”

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9:21am Fri 24 Feb 12

PaulErith says...

Very disappointed with the decision. I don't like the idea of the uncontrolled access.
Very disappointed with the decision. I don't like the idea of the uncontrolled access. PaulErith

11:12am Fri 24 Feb 12

the wall says...

Nice to know grown ups can sit around a table and sort of their problems without a solicitor getting paid loads of money.....

O hang on I got that all wrong.
Nice to know grown ups can sit around a table and sort of their problems without a solicitor getting paid loads of money..... O hang on I got that all wrong. the wall

11:37am Fri 24 Feb 12

DonnaTxx says...

Something wrong with this picture NS......no one has their arms folded. One gent playing pocket billiards though.
Something wrong with this picture NS......no one has their arms folded. One gent playing pocket billiards though. DonnaTxx

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