Improvements on the way at Bromley South station

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Work has started on a multi-million-pound investment to give step-free access from the station entrance to the platforms as well as substantial improvements to the station entrance and ticket hall.

Bromley and Chislehurst MP, Bob Neill, who ran a campaign calling for step-free access, said: “It has been a hard-fought battle to secure funding for these vital improvements at Bromley South and I am very excited about the work Network Rail has planned for the station.”

Fiona Taylor, our route managing director for Kent, said: “The railway from Bromley South provides excellent links for passengers and businesses into the heart of the capital. These improvements are great news for passengers and will make a noticeable improvement to their daily journeys.

"Every effort will be made to keep disruption to a minimum during construction and we thank passengers in advance for their patience."

What we’re delivering
Funded through the Government’s access for all programme and national station improvement programme, the work will provide better facilities and reduce congestion at the busiest times of the day. Ready for Summer 2012, we are:

•Installing two new lifts from the ticket office to all platforms
•Improving the existing staircases, including new handrails and anti-slip tread
•Creating a more spacious ticket hall and more contemporary station frontage
•Refurbishing passenger toilets
•Enhancing passenger information and waiting facilities
Vince Lucas, service delivery director, Southeastern, added: "Bromley South is one of the busiest stations in south east London and this work will help provide it with the modern facilities that it needs to continue to grow. More people travel by train than since the 1920s and investment such as this will only help make for a more pleasant environment for passengers using the station. We will work with Network Rail to ensure that disruption is kept to a minimum."

Access for all
The investment in access facilities is funded by the Department of Transport. Station selection and prioritisation under Access for all is made by the DfT. When complete, over 160 stations in England, Wales and Scotland would have been selected to receive step-free access.

Read more about Access for all.

National stations improvement programme
The national stations improvement programme is a £150m Department for Transport-backed rail industry scheme to enhance 150 medium seized stations in England and Wales. Typically the initiative responds to the key needs of passengers, to provide safe, secure and comfortable stations, and provide suitable information.

Read more about the national stations improvement programme.

http://www.networkrail.co.uk/Bromley-South-station.aspx
 
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This should be infrastructure really.

But good to know they are doing something about Bromley south - the toilets there have been a shambles for years.
 

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The computer rendering, with the ticket machines outside on the street, tells you all you need to know about how ridiculosuly small the station building is for such a busy hub.
 
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