Railway safety and crime

28.08.20

£7.5m station investment for Denmark Hill passengers

From September, work will commence to improve reliability and prevent over-crowding at Denmark Hill train station.

Passenger numbers at Denmark Hill, now one of London’s busiest stations outside of the large terminals with nearly 7 million users a year, have tripled in the last fifteen years.

Crowding is a common occurrence, at entrances, on walkways and platforms means passengers take more time to exit the station, and to get on and off trains, delaying services along the line servicing the station and the wider network.

A new, second entrance is be built on the north side of the station at Windsor Walk, creating more space for passengers entering and exiting the station.

Additional canopies, along with new customers information screens, more seating and upgraded PA systems will encourage passengers to sue the full length of platforms, easing crowding.

Andrew Wood, Lead Development Manager for Network Rail Southern Region, said: “These improvements to Denmark Hill station will support a more reliable train service and give passengers a much better journey experience. 

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“We’ll also make the station greener, with state-of-the-art solar technology making the station development ‘Carbon Positive’ and a new 85-space secure cycle storage facility, to encourage more cycling in the area and to the station. We are really grateful for the support of the local community and local stakeholders as we developed the proposals. We will continue to work closely with them through the build.”

Professor Clive Kay, Group Chief Executive of King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, said, “The proposed improvements to passenger safety and comfort at Denmark Hill station is great news for the many staff and patients who use the service to reach King’s.

“As a Trust, we are delighted to support the safe cycle storage facility at the station. As well as installing additional secure bicycle storage here at King’s, which forms part of our Active Travel plan, we are committed to providing additional bike storage at the station for staff who cycle to work, and supporting local residents in our community to live an active lifestyle.”

Image: Network Rail 

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