The Anonymous Widower

Gidea Park Station – 2nd July 2019

Gidea Park station is now almost ready to become step-free.

There is still a bit of testing and decorating to finish off and hopefully everything in the station will be fully operational in a few weeks.

Compare the pictures, with these of the bridge, that I took in October 2014.

The pictures come from Before Crossrail – Gidea Park, where I said this.

One of the station staff told me, that the bridge had obvious corrosion problems and it was being replaced with one with lifts.

It appears that the contractors have taken the old footbridge, refurbished it with all the care that the Scots use on the Forth Railway Bridge and added a pair of new lift towers to give step-free access to the platforms.

This method probably took longer than replacing the whole structure with a new bridge, but I suspect that the contractors were able to keep the station open at all times.

I have to add a tail-piece.

This picture was taken in the waiting room.

But then the station had a florist when I visited in 2014. Perhaps, it still does!

 

July 2, 2019 - Posted by | Transport | , ,

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