The Anonymous Widower

Before Overground – Bethnal Green

London Overground Have A Difficult Problem Here! – Rating 1/10

Bethnal Green station is probably why a doctor I know, left the area.

It was reasonably clean, but some of the things that passengers would like weren’t even there. In common with a lot of stations, there was no step-free access, but on the up platform, there wasn’t even any seats or a shelter.

Do London Overground really want to take control of this ruin?

Probably not, but on the other hand it does get a surprising number of over 700,000 passengers a year. And if the ones I saw today, struggling with kids and buggies on the stairs are typical, the station is a total disgrace!

To make matters worse, unlike Cambridge Heath, useful bus stops are not near the station.

September 27, 2014 - Posted by | Transport | , ,

5 Comments »

  1. […] Cambridge Heath station has little going for it. The only positive thing that can be said about it, is that is not as much of a dump as Bethnal Green station. […]

    Pingback by Before Overground – Cambridge Heath « The Anonymous Widower | September 27, 2014 | Reply

  2. […] of the stations without step-free access on the Lea Valley Lines, like Bethnal Green, Cambridge Heath and Southbury, have nowhere near a million passengers a […]

    Pingback by Before Overground – The Step-Free Access Problem « The Anonymous Widower | September 27, 2014 | Reply

  3. […] not as bad as Bethnal Green, that misery station gets twice as many as this […]

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  4. […] debatable if it is as bad as Bethnal Green, as it does have the advantages it’s on a busy High Road opposite a large McDonalds and not […]

    Pingback by Before Overground – Bruce Grove « The Anonymous Widower | September 29, 2014 | Reply

  5. […] Bethnal Green […]

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