The Southeastern franchise for rail services in south east London is subject to re-tender in 2019, for services starting in 2022. As part of the tender process, the Department for Transport is requiring tenderers to bid for the Hayes Lines, which will involve changes to current services. There will still be four trains an hour on this line but trains will no longer go direct to Cannon Street, but a new twice hourly service will be started to London Victoria. Charing Cross services would not stop at Lewisham. Victoria services would stop at Lewisham and then at Nunhead, Peckham and Denmark Hill. This would be useful for people needing to visit Kings Hospital.
We are not aware of any consultations about this change. DfT claim that the Cannon Street route is poorly used. It may well be that local people would prefer a direct route to Victoria instead, including better access to Kings.
Village Way and cut through to Kelsey Way
The long running campaign for a pedestrian crossing on Village Way to facilitate children crossing to Harris Academy Beckenham may yet prove successful. Despite multiple collisions, Bromley’s road traffic engineers haven’t considered the road dangerous enough to merit any intervention. Following the death of a motorcyclist in November, a roadside parent and teacher protest, and the support of Lib Dem London Assembly member Caroline Pidgeon (Chair of the Greater London Assembly’s transport committee) Bromley Council has bowed to pressure. The Bromley News Shopper (6h December) reports that “Following an analysis of the police and coronary reports the Council will be reassessing road safety on Village Way potentially with a view to introduce traffic calming measures”. Belisha Beacons may still be out of sight, but the Council’s gear shift is an encouraging sign.
There is still some confusion about the bus stops in the High Street. The buses have reverted to their pre-work routes over Christmas – up to 7 January. But some stops are still showing old information. The stop outside Lidl is still showing on Countdown that it is closed, but it is not. |Texts to Countdown along the High Street at the previously closed stops may also say there are no buses. But buses are running as before down the High Street and stopping at all stops.
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Bus Diversions during the next phases of the Beckenham Town Centre Improvements, from Thornton’s Corner to Village Way, will commence at 9.30am on Tuesday 29th August.
Buses will run normally for a period around Christmas 2017 – the dates will be posted here when they are confirmed.
Routes 227 towards Crystal Palace, 367 towards West Croydon and N3 towards central London will no longer use Manor Road. They will now revert to the normal route along Bromley Road and will stop outside Beckenham Halls (stop F) as normal.
They will then turn right into the High Street (although they won’t stop at Marks & Spencer, stop C) and turn left at Beckenham Junction down Rectory Road, stopping at the new temporary stop at Beckenham Junction (stop G) and Vicarage Drive (stop W).
Routes 227 and N3 will turn right at the War Memorial resuming their normal routes to Crystal Palace and Central London.
Route 367 will then turn left at the War Memorial and turn right into its normal route at Village Way stop M. It won’t stop outside the Wimpy (stop P) in the High Street.
Route 54 towards Elmers End and Route 354 towards Penge, will remain diverted via Rectory Road, stopping at the new temporary stop at Beckenham Junction (stop G) and Vicarage Drive (stop W).
Route 162 towards Bromley will remain diverted via Albemarle Road and St George’s Road, stopping at the new temporary stop on St George’s Rd (stop Z).
Bus stops at Beckenham Green and outside Rascasse restaurant (stops D and H) will remain closed.
During this phase of the work the bus stop outside Lidl (stop K) will be closed and the stop outside Risto restaurant (stop R) at the bottom of the High Street will be served only by route 352.
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Work for weeks commencing the 19th June 2017.
- New paving will be laid in the crossover to Rokeswood Apartments.
The entrance to Rokewood Apartments will be closed to vehicles for a minimum time from 8:00am on Tuesday 20th June through to Thursday 22nd at 16:30pm. Residents and users of this car park have being notified. Alternative parking will be arranged during this time for authorised users. If you do not need to use your car during these dates it can remain in situ.
If you are affected by this and have not contacted FM Conway’s liaison officer Helen McConnell please could you email Beckenham@fmconway.co.uk detailing your address, car make, model and registration number. Alternatively you can call Helen on 07917 518 529
- Strengthening materials will be laid under the new parking bays along The High Street between Rokewood Apartments and Thornton’s Corner.
- Additional drainage will be installed between 94 and 106 High Street. New kerbing will be completed.
- The construction of the new planters on Beckenham Green will continue. The structures have been designed in consultation with the Councils arboriculturalist. Each root will be boxed in a pipe/chamber to protect it with leverage for growth.
- Transport for London will continue to carry out modification works to the traffic signals on the corner of Albemarle Road and the High Street.
Previous completed works
- New kerbs have been laid between the Rokewood Apartments to Thornton’s Corner.
- Structural works for the Beckenham Green planters has continued.