Tuesday, 23 March 2010

The Next Drain To Water Loo

If you have used or even walked past Worcester Park station recently the chances are you will have caught wind of problems (yet again) with the station's drains.

Commuters at the station have been greeted by the less than fresh scent of South West Train's brand of 'Odour Toilette' for the past week.

'Coffee Man' was one of several blog readers who e-mailed me to let me know about the nasty niff, which is so bad that it required the use of four exclamation marks:

"It's raw sewage leaking from a drain in the forecourt of the station and running down the main road and under the bridge. Apparently Network Rail/ South West Trains have been advised on several occasions over the last week and still no action. 


It smells like a third world country !!!!!


It happened 3 time last year and they still can't get their drains sorted out.So be careful when walking the the area ,it will rot your shoes."
 
Whilst another blog reader asked;
 
"Am I the only person who doesn't like the smell in the waiting room - not very inviting, particularly for the coffee shop - could we persuade SWT to do something?"
 
Of course if this were the Sutton Guardian, the quotes would no doubt be accompanied by a picture of the aggrieved commuter standing outside the station looking suitably disgusted, pinching his nose with one hand whilst pointing at the offending effluent with the other. And the article would probably begin with a line about how 'commuters at Worcester Park station were kicking up a stink' yada yada yada.
 
But it isn't, so you'll just have to imagine that bit.

10 COMMENTS (Add Yours Now!):

Anonymous said...

I understand SWT had someone out today to re rod the drains and also do a CCTV survey to see if problem more than just a blockage.

Anonymous said...

This afternoon(Saturday) raw sewage was still running down the station forecourt from the sewer cover,yet the station staff seemed unaware of the problem!

coffee man said...

Seeing all the digging in the road at the entrance to Station Approach today, hopefully the problem has now been resolved.(if the smell coming up has anything to do with it!!!!

coffee man said...

Does anyone know what's going on in the station car park(bus stand)
are they digging for oil or digging up the old leaking sewer,or is it the entrance for the 'new Worcester Park Underground link'. open to guesses !!!!!!

Andrew said...

I think they are erecting some form of giant laser system in order to measure the height of the railway bridge once and for all. It's s joint venture between Sutton and Kingston councils, so we can't really complain I suppose.

Anonymous said...

Slightly out of our area but I'm sure many WP residents were caught up in Tesco's car park at Shannon Corner last Sunday. Never again will I go there on a Sunday, took me half an hour to get out of the car park without finding a space. Gridlock, congestion, chaos etc.

Does this madness manifest itself every Sunday at Tesco's? If so I would advise that any sane people don't go there on a Sunday (or ever).

Jeff said...

Gridlock getting out of Tesco's car park on a Sunday afternoon is a regular phenomenom - some Sundays I've eaten most of the shopping whilst waiting for the car in front to move. And it isn't only Sundays either.

We have Kingston M.P. Ed Davey and the rag-bag collection of shopkeepers in Tolworth Broadway to thank for that - they successfully opposed the opening of a brand new Tescos on the old Toby Jug site at the Tolworth roundabout which would have relieved the congestion. Nice one Ed.

Anonymous said...

More evidence that the jobs 'recovery' hasn't happened yet. The agency office Weave Employment at the top of Central Road has recently been vacated.
When you see employment agencies closing it gives us a good idea of the fragility of the economy and lack of jobs around.

Anonymous said...

People have a choice whether or not they want to sit for half an hour trying to get out of Tesco's car park, it isn't compulsory.

Amazingly though it seems that many choose to do this. Personally I would rather go anywhere on earth than sit through that idiocy again. There are plenty of other supermarkets around.

Really makes one wonder about peoples' mental state if they knowingly choose to do this every Sunday.

Jeff said...

The point is, nobody believes they're going to end up in a half hour traffic jam when they set off for Tescos on Sunday, even if they've experienced it before. People are eternal optimists and think that today it's going to be different.

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