Saturday, 13 April 2013

Station Expansion

Anyone venturing down to the other end of Worcester Park railway station recently will have noticed the new platform works going on. This is so the station can accommodate 10 car trains which Network rail and the Department for Transport want to bring in to increase train capacity.

The work which began in late March is not due to be finished until 2014 although there shouldn't be much disruption to train services during that time.

The Worcester Park Blog understands that in addition to longer platforms, there is also a new station entrance and foot bridge to be built at the other end – although I have not managed to reconfirm this yet.

For more information please see this letter to Kingston Planning Department from Network Rail, this Southwest Mainline Route Utilisation Strategy document or see this Network Rail Planning document for ‘Route C’.

Thanks to @frequentlyrare, @WorcesterPkInfo, @mrpjones and @MarstonLouis for letting me know.

Update 21st June 2013

Progress Made so far...

It would seem that real progress is being made here. The new platform sections are now looking like finished platforms. New fence and lighting is all there. They just need joining up now as far as I can see.