New facilities at Bromley South which will improve the station for thousands of passengers who use it every day are now in use. Two new lifts, part of a multi-million pound investment in the station, provide step-free access. The lifts will enable passengers to travel from a soon-to-be opened new ticket hall to all platforms.
Work to complete a substantial revamp of the station entrance and ticket hall is in the final stages and will provide better facilities and reduce congestion at peak times.
Funded through the government’s Access for All programme and National Station Improvement Programme, Bromley South will benefit from:
- Two new lifts from the ticket office to all platforms
- Improving the existing staircases, including new handrails and anti-slip tread.
- Creating a more spacious ticket hall and more contemporary station frontage
- Refurbishing passenger toilets
- Enhancing passenger information and waiting facilities
Fiona Taylor, Network Rail’s route managing director for Kent, said: “Bromley South is a busy station used by thousands of passengers every day. These improvements will make a noticeable improvement to their journeys and make the station more accessible for everyone.
“The number of people using the railway is increasing year on year. It is vital we make stations more pleasant and accessible and the railway as a whole more effective and efficient. We will continue to invest in providing better services and facilities to allow the railway to continue to go from strength to strength.”
Vince Lucas, service delivery director, Southeastern, added: “We’re pleased to see these important works are now complete. Bromley South is a busy station so passengers will especially benefit from the new lifts down to the platforms. We’ve been working together with Network Rail to deliver real improvements in the service we provide our passengers; this latest investment adds to the list of Southeastern stations that have seen major improvement works completed in recent years.”
The remaining improvements will be completed later this year.