The Anonymous Widower

Dalston Junction Gets a Step Nearer To Being Fully Open

I went past Dalston Junction station this morning and the Southern entrance can now be used by pedestrians. Not only does this give me a safer route to the trains, without fighting my way through all the obstructions on the Kingsland Road, but it’s a couple of minutes quicker.

The Almost Fully Open Southern Entrance at Dalston Junction Station

There is still a wire fence, but according to the staff, I sopke to, it will remain open.

It also means that if you want to change at Dalston Junction to or from a 76 or 149 bus say, then it is all very quick and easy, as there is a light-controlled crossing across the Kingsland Road.

All the station needs now is the opening of the bus stand in the station itself, the extension of the 488 route and another light-controlled crossing over Dalston Lane.

Incidentally, it has been announced that there will be more trains on the North and West London Lines. So a trip to Earl’s Court  will be just one across platform change from Dalston Junction.

May 23, 2011 - Posted by | Travel | , ,


  1. two posts are missing, the one about it being a year on, forgotten off hand what the other title was. They are missing when I click previous

    Comment by liz | May 23, 2011 | Reply

  2. At last. The 488 bus should be along soon.

    Comment by Marc | May 23, 2011 | Reply

    • I had this from Hackney Council a couple of weeks ago.

      Good morning – believe me, your frustration is shared by many of the rest of us. We are pressing the various parts of TfL to make this happen as soon as possible. The bus station area which includes the footway link with Kingsland Road outside the southern entrance is now the responsibility of London Buses, after being formally handed over to them by TfL Rail’s construction contractor. The public bus service [route 488] into the new interchange is currently planned to start on Saturday 4th June but we would like to see that southern entrance available well before then.

      I could have pushed them, but they seem to hsve been pushing London buses as much as anybody.

      Comment by AnonW | May 23, 2011 | Reply

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