£9m plans for Putney station
Posted: 29 November 2012 | | No comments yet
Putney station is to be transformed thanks to a £9m improvement programme due to start in January 2013…
Putney station is to be transformed thanks to a £9m improvement programme due to start in January 2013.
Network Rail are:
- Installing three new lifts to make the station fully accessible
- Expanding the concourse
- Installing new ticket gates
- Extending the platform canopies anlong the newly lengthened platforms
- Installing new toilets
The redevelopment, scheduled for completion by Spring 2014, is being paid for by the Department for Transport’s Access for All initiative.
“We have seen an unprecedented growth in passenger numbers in recent years. That is why we are committed to the biggest rail investment plan since the 19th Century, which includes investing in station improvements. The work at Putney will make it easier for disabled and elderly people and mums with prams, or even people with heavy cases, to better access the rail network”
Norman Baker, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for transport
Drop in session
The Network Rail and South West Trains Alliance is also working with Wandsworth council which is exploring proposals to improve the area and the pavement immediately outside the station.
Ahead of the work starting in January 2013, we’re holding a drop-in session for people to find out more:
- 6 December 2012: Putney library on Disraeli Road from 13:00 until 18:00.
Train services unaffected
Train services will be unaffected by the work but we’ll build a temporary bridge to give access to platforms. At certain times we’ll have to close the main station building but there will be alternative provisions available to buy tickets.