Bromley South changes mean shorter walk for commuters

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CHANGES to train stopping points at Bromley South mean commuters now have a shorter walk when leaving the station.

Some carriages on long trains did not open their doors last year as the trains ran out of platform.

This led to Network Rail revising the train stopping points at the start of the year.

Now platforms two and four will soon see the four car stop mark reinstated, enabling passengers to leave the station without the additional walk along the platform.

The existing 5-8 car stop marks will become 6-8 car stops, and the 10-12 stop car marks will remain the same.

Bromley Council's portfolio holder for the environment Councillor Colin Smith said: "It has made absolutely no sense to the travelling public to see their train consistently stop so far down the platform, furthest away from the exit in recent times.

"I would therefore like to thank Southeastern for listening meaningfully to our concerns and lobbying over the months and for reinstating these common sense changes.

"I am absolutely certain very many other rail users will feel the same way too.”

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9:10am Thu 12 Dec 13

molsey says...

And thus a shorter walk into Wetherspoons.
And thus a shorter walk into Wetherspoons. molsey
  • Score: 13

10:09am Thu 12 Dec 13

right-writes says...

I would imagine that getting out and seeing that "concentration camp" style camera photographing Bromley South and its vicinity, would make many reconsider disembarking here.
I would imagine that getting out and seeing that "concentration camp" style camera photographing Bromley South and its vicinity, would make many reconsider disembarking here. right-writes
  • Score: 119

10:18am Thu 12 Dec 13

Gypo.Joe says...

Before he asks can someone get a broom and sweep the platform at Stone Crossing.


THAnK yoU
Before he asks can someone get a broom and sweep the platform at Stone Crossing. THAnK yoU Gypo.Joe
  • Score: 27

2:04pm Fri 13 Dec 13

LeftisRight says...

HaHa. I know this seems like non-news, but it really makes a huge difference to me at the end of a long day when I am exhausted and at the wrong end of the platform.
HaHa. I know this seems like non-news, but it really makes a huge difference to me at the end of a long day when I am exhausted and at the wrong end of the platform. LeftisRight
  • Score: 3

5:11pm Fri 13 Dec 13

molsey says...

Anything Colin Smith says can be taken with a pinch of salt, he speaks for personal publicity purposes only.

He had plenty to say about the ongoing fires at waste4Fuel, but since I put forward the DISCONTINUANCE ORDER solution he has not uttered another single word?
Anything Colin Smith says can be taken with a pinch of salt, he speaks for personal publicity purposes only. He had plenty to say about the ongoing fires at waste4Fuel, but since I put forward the DISCONTINUANCE ORDER solution he has not uttered another single word? molsey
  • Score: 2

2:52am Sat 14 Dec 13

molsey says...

Gypo.Joe wrote:
Before he asks can someone get a broom and sweep the platform at Stone Crossing.


THAnK yoU
Classic.
[quote][p][bold]Gypo.Joe[/bold] wrote: Before he asks can someone get a broom and sweep the platform at Stone Crossing. THAnK yoU[/p][/quote]Classic. molsey
  • Score: 12

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