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Swanscombe Station – June 27th 2022 » Swanscombe Station – June 27th 2022


  1. The majority of stations aren’t suitable for the less mobile although Swanscombe is particularly acute i agree. At least the steps are better than they were when i went there for the first time in the 70’s. That would cost c£5-6m to put an access for all bridge/lift/stairs in and there are simply more deserving stations than here. Mind you i was surprised to see Eridge had been prioritised over other stations along the line from Sth Croydon

    Comment by Nicholas Lewis | June 27, 2022 | Reply

    • When the budget for Crossrail to Ebbsfleet is £3.2 million, I suspect that making Swanscombe step-free is petty cash. Northfleet is also bad and under the Crossrail plan, it will have a connection to Ebbsfleet.

      I suspect that Swanscombe could be easier, as Northfleet may need the assistance of Putin’s Merry Mercenaries or similar first to clear the site.

      So why not update Swancombe first, so that closure of Northfleet for rebuilding will leave one operational station in the area?

      As to Eridge, it is only a one platform station and I suspect that as it was easier and cheaper to make step-free than other stations nearby.

      Comment by AnonW | June 27, 2022 | Reply

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