The Anonymous Widower

Sudbury Town Station – 6th January 2022

As I was visiting the next station Sudbury Hill, I popped in to Sudbury Town station and took these pictures.


  1. The station is Grade II* Listed.
  2. It has been made partially step-free by the means of a crude ramp.
  3. It is a typical Charles Holden design.

Despite its high status, it is not one of the best stations on the Piccadilly Line.

January 6, 2022 - Posted by | Transport/Travel | , ,


  1. If the crude ramp is the foot overbridge, then the overbridge has been there for years, certainly when I left lived nearby and it was my nearest Underground station.
    The overbridge is also a footpath providing access across the railway.

    Comment by chilterntrev | January 6, 2022 | Reply

  2. Should have added around 1974-1978

    Comment by chilterntrev | January 6, 2022 | Reply

  3. Sudbury Town ended a rather successful year for step free access given the delivery of both Mayor Khans step free schemes and Crossrail Station schemes which only leave Ilford and Romford Stations to be completed on surface stations and with parts of linked underground stations delivered.

    While 2022 will see Bank Station deliver the Northern Line and better DLR access and Barking Riverside on the Overground.

    Its Network Rail Access for All that seems to not progress very well with many schemes still not delivered.

    Comment by Melvyn | January 6, 2022 | Reply

    • Over the last two years we have suffered a labour shortage due to the Covids and I suspect that Crossrail has also taken first pick of the labour. So have some of Network Rail’s schemes gone by the board because the labour required is needed elsewhere.

      I have heard so many stories about Crossrail’s labour force being poached, that I wouldn’t be surprised that smaller projects like lifts in stations have had to live on scraps.

      Partly, the labour shortage in London has been caused by greedy politicians giving planning permission for buildings, for which we don’t have enough labour to build them. Many of the new blocks in London, should have not been allowed to start construction until Crossrail opened.

      Comment by AnonW | January 6, 2022 | Reply

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