The Anonymous Widower

Before Overground – Southbury

A Surprisingly Busy Station With Work Needed – Rating 3/10

I must have been past Southbury station hundreds of times, but I’d never used it until today.

The station is unusual in that, all pedestrian approaches are up-hill.

The station also suffers from being on a busy main road, with badly-placed bus stops and no easy way to cross the road.

These factors and the non-existent step-free access probably accounts for the facts that Enfield Town station, a couple of miles up the road, gets four times the passengers and the next station towards London; Edmonton Green gets nearly six times. Although saying that, it was quite busy, when I passed through!

I wouldn’t be surprised if London Overground put this station at the back of the queue for improvements.

September 26, 2014 - Posted by | Transport | , ,


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