The Anonymous Widower

Cockfosters Station To Be Made Step Free

These pictures show Cockfosters station.

As a child, I used to go to the barbers in Cockfosters station to get my hair cut. I suppose, I went by myself from the time I joined Minchenden Grammar School at eleven. But I could have gone earlier, as it wasn’t that far from where we lived.

The barbers is not there anymore!

The station hasn’t changed much underground, although there’s now a cafe and there are barriers to check the tickets.

As to step-free access, there will need to be a lift on both sides of Cockfosters Road, as stairs are impossible, exzcept for the fully able-bodied.

There will certainly be more difficult stations to make step-free.

Once passengers are down in the station, it is a completely level walk, push or drag to the trains.

What Are Transport for London’s Plans?

Transport for London have stated that their aim is to eventually have all Underground stations with full step-free access.

But Cockfosters station may attract a large number of visitors with bikes, buggies and wheelchairs.

  • The station is on the London Outer Orbital Path.
  • Trent Park is nearby.
  • Cockfosters is at the end of the Piccadilly Line. So is it a stations, where passengers are dropped for Central London, Kings Cross and Heathrow?

Christ Church, Cockfosters is nearby, where C and myself got married. Possibly more importantly,the UK Memorial Service for Elivis Presley was held in the church, as this page recalls.

One thing that appears to be better at Cockfosters station from my childhood are the buses.

  • There are more bus routes calling at the station.
  • All the buses now have wheelchair spaces and access ramps.
  • Bus information is better.

So will we see the bus routes from Cockfosters station further developed to serve new housing developments?

 

January 24, 2018 - Posted by | Transport | , , , ,

5 Comments »

  1. You should also make tfl make all eastbound Piccadilly line trains terminate at Cockfosters

    Comment by A Kaur | December 15, 2018 | Reply

    • You should also build a platform 5 at Cockfosters to increase number of trains as all eastbound Piccadilly line trains shall terminate at Cockfosters as more capacity.
      Platform 1 at Cockfosters Piccadilly line trains will depart to Uxbridge from that platform.
      Platform 2 at Cockfosters Piccadilly line trains will depart to Ealing Broadway Station from that platform.
      Platform 3 at Cockfosters Piccadilly line trains will depart to Heathrow Terminal 5 from that platform.
      Platform 4 at Cockfosters Piccadilly line trains will depart to Ealing Broadway Station from that platform.
      Platform 5 at Cockfosters Piccadilly line trains will depart to Heathrow Terminal 4 from that platform .

      Comment by A Kaur | December 15, 2018 | Reply

  2. Also there shall be departure boards at each different platform.numbers as it shall show as on departure board at different platform.numbers :Cockfosters Station on top,Piccadilly line,Platform numbers,Terminates Here and destination on bottom as it shall show:

    At platform 1 departure board:

    Cockfosters Station
    Piccadilly line
    Platform 1
    Terminates Here
    Uxbridge

    At platform 2 departure board:

    Cockfosters Station
    Piccadilly line
    Platform 2
    Terminates Here
    Ealing Broadway

    At platform 3 departure board:

    Cockfosters Station
    Piccadilly line
    Platform 3
    Terminates Here
    Heathrow Terminal 5

    At platform 4 departure board:

    Cockfosters Station
    Piccadilly line
    Platform 4
    Terminates Here
    Ealing Broadway

    At platform 5 departure board:

    Cockfosters Station
    Piccadilly line
    Platform 5
    Terminates Here
    Heathrow Terminal 4

    Comment by A Kaur | December 16, 2018 | Reply

  3. Also tfl should make all Eastbound Piccadilly line trains terminate at Cockfosters to increase capacity, platform 5(new),more trains frequent Piccadilly line trains arriving and departing Cockfosters Station especially in peak.hours and evenings all eastbound Piccadilly line trains terminate at Cockfosters Station

    Comment by A Kaur | December 16, 2018 | Reply

  4. Currently most eastbound Piccadilly line trains terminate at Cockfosters Station but some trains in peak hours and evenings terminate short at Arnos Grove, Oakwood and Wood Green,rather than terminating at Cockfosters Station

    Comment by A Kaur | December 17, 2018 | Reply


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