The Anonymous Widower

Streatham Station To Go Step-Free

This document on the Government web site is entitled Access for All: 73 Stations Set To Benefit From Additional Funding.

Streatham station is on the list.

These are some pictures of Streatham station.

This station ineeds a massive makeover.

  • The stairs are difficult with three sections.
  • The booking office is in a structure  balanced over the tracks.
  • The platforms are very dark and as welcoming as a prison cell.
  • There are various rooms that could be repurposed to improve the customer experience.

There is in fact very little of architectural merit, that would be missed if a rogue Class 66 locomotive and twenty large wagons full of stone demolished the station in the middle of the night.

This Google Map shows how the station is surrounded by new developments.

Note the bus station. Surely, when this development was built, the opportunity could have been taken to sort out the station.

Conclusion

As the site is surrounded by development, this must be an ideal location for a developer to build an appropriate residential block, with a new step-free station in the basement, based on the current platforms.

April 8, 2019 - Posted by | Transport | , ,

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