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29.08.13

Fare evasion measures introduced at Kensington Olympia

Work to reduce fare evasion at Kensington Olympia Station is now complete, London Overground has announced.

New automatic ticket gates and a cross-track pedestrian footway have been constructed for people not using the railway to help reduce the number of fare evaders who had previously used the station to access the wider Overground network.

The works began in June and were carried out without disruption to services at the station. The project complements the earlier upgrade of a new ticket office and canopy over the platform.

TfL’s director of London Overground, Mike Stubbs said: “These works have delivered a better, more attractive station for passengers in keeping with the high standards across the London Overground network. Along with the new gates, this improved station environment will help us tackle fare evasion and make travel more secure for all passengers.

“We’re also pleased to have been able to preserve the footway through the station at the request of local residents who use it to make their way from Olympia Way to Russell Road.”

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