The Anonymous Widower

A Plea For Peckham Rye

Tristram Hunt wrote a thoughtful article for the Standard yesterday about Peckham Rye station. He says this of the station.

Sadly, British Rail didn’t care for this station as it should have done. Its features rotted and beauty ebbed. The Old Waiting Room closed and the windows were bricked up.

It’s not just Peckham Rye station, that has been treated like this.

Some have been treated badly, whilst others have even been built as eyesores or impractical buildings like Brixton. Those architects of the 1960s, who worked for British Rail and London Underground should hang their heads in shame.

The saviour for these buildings could be proper property development in conjunction with good architecture.  I have seen what is proposed for some sites and liked what I have seen. Surely similar schemes should be proposed for other stations to both improve the lot of both passengers and local residents.

December 13, 2012 - Posted by | Transport/Travel | , ,

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