The Anonymous Widower

Work On The Hackney/Downs/Central Link Has Started

The long-awaited pedestrian link between Hackney Downs and Hackney Central stations seems to be arriving on the eastbound Platform 2 at Central.

That could be a bit surprising, as I thought it was arriving on the westbound Platform 1.

This page on London Reconnections has this diagram.

Hackney Downs Central Link

Hackney Downs Central Link

Note that the link goes to Platform 1, whereas it now goes to Platform 2.

I can’t find anything on the usual web sites, but this page on the contractor; Spencer Rail’s web site, says this.

An earlier proposal had to be abandoned because it would interfere with Network Rail signalling equipment. The latest plan avoids this problem by building the interchange on the northern side of the track.

I think for some passengers this will be better. It will probably only make a difference to me, if I’m coming from my son’s in Walthamstow and need to pick up some supper in Marks and Spencer.

On the other hand the link may connect the stations in the dry, but some transfers will mean going up and down the stairs at Hackney Downs, which is a station that is in desperate need of lifts.


April 13, 2015 - Posted by | Transport | , ,

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