The Camberwell Society

Society for those living, working or interested in Camberwell

The Camberwell Society monitors developments proposed for all forms of transport serving the area and campaigns for improvements. The Society places official responses to consultations on all transport subjects where there is clear benefit for all members. The Society reserves its position where members’ interests are divided.

The blog below is intended to alert members to changes that are planned or proposed.

Denmark Hill Station - Entrance and Platform Access Upgrades

The Camberwell Society has been campaigning for improved access at Denmark Hill Station for several years. Finally there appears to be some movement.

A meeting of local stakeholders and rail companies was assembled to review proposals by NetworkRail for a new entrance on Windsor Walk. The meeting was arranged by the Camberwell Society and supported by Caroline Pidgeon (Chair of GLA Transport Committee). There were 21 attendees in all, including councillors from both Southwark and the GLA as well as representatives from the three organisations on the medical campus, NetworkRail (NR), and Govia Thameslink (GTR).

NR have identified Denmark Hill to be in the top 5 stations Nationally that require upgrade to alleviate overcrowding. Studies on options have commenced and a formal footfall count will take place in early December 2018. The extended processes for improvement works means that there are three rounds of feasibility before construction of the permanent upgrade which is likely to be 3 years away.

They also accept that there are safety issues on the stairs and footbridge that needs to be solved, and in the meantime GTR are implementing an experimental one way system for peak time which is due to commence over Christmas. At the same time NR are costing up an additional temporary entrance and the addition of an extra ticket barrier lane in the existing entrance.

The Camberwell Society will monitor developments closely and report progress.

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