The Anonymous Widower

The Truly Dreadful Platform-Train Access At Lewisham Station

These pictures show the truly dreadful platform-train access at Lewisham station.

I should say there is even worse access at the front of platform 2.


I should say that Lewisham station has lifts, which are welcome. But it seems to me that if you’re putting in lifts, you should probably fix the station, so that someone in a wheelchair, should be able to wheel themselves on and off the train.

It’s all down to the long, curved platforms.

Surely, if they rebuild this station for the Bakerloo Line Extension, then these platforms will be consigned to the dustbin of history.

October 9, 2018 - Posted by | Transport | , ,


  1. Given the amount of redevelopment that has taken place around Lewisham in recent years it seems opportunities to rebuild the spiders web of railways and stations has been totally missed opportunity.

    Especially given future plans which includes extending Bakerloo Line and need for better accessibility from trains to platforms if Crossrail style fixed formation trains are introduced.

    Comment by Melvyn | October 9, 2018 | Reply

  2. You’re right , in that Lewisham could have been planned better and opportunities may have been missed.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if the new South Eastern franchise went for Aventras. The five franchises, that will or could share routes with Crossrail; c2c, Greater Anglia, London Overground, South West Railways and West Midlands Trains have all gone for Aventras.

    Does it cut down interaction problems, with signalling and platform heights, if all trains are the same!

    Comment by AnonW | October 9, 2018 | Reply

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