New stopping points mean quicker exit for Bromley South station commuters
PUBLISHED: 16:12 04 December 2013 | UPDATED: 16:12 04 December 2013
Commuters at Bromley's busiest train station will soon have a shorter walk to the exit.
Stopping points at Bromley South station were revised at the beginning of the year by Network Rail, and trains will now stop higher up the platform.
Previously, longer trains had seen carriages not stopping at the platform, a problem that was addressed by four and eight carriage trains stopping at the same point.
However, platforms two and four will soon see the seperate four carriage stop mark reinstated, meaning passengers can leave the station without the additional walk along the platform.
Cllr Colin Smith, executive for environment, said: “It has made absolutely no sense to the travelling public to see their train consistently stop so far down the platform, furthest away from the exit in recent times.
“I would therefore like to thank South Eastern for listening meaningfully to our concerns and lobbying over the months and for reinstating these common sense changes.
“I am absolutely certain that very many other rail users will feel the same way too.”
Bromley South station records around 5.8million passengers each year, making it one of Greater London’s busiest stops.