THAMESLINK PETITION / BUSES RE-ROUTED AFTER WATER MAIN BURSTS ON BEULAH HILL
From: People for Portland Road (PPR)
You’ve probably heard about Thameslink, it’s the DfT’s programme that promises to further open up transport options in South London, making it faster and easier than ever before to get to central London.
The big question that’s being asked and discussed at the moment is; which stations in South London should the Thameslink service stop at? We believe that Norwood Junction is an ideal station, for a number of reasons:
It will cut down commuting time
It will help South Norwood regenerate quicker – Increased accessibility will attract new residents and in turn, attract more businesses.
Increased demand requires increased supply – Norwood Junction station traffic shows the increasing popularity of the area for commuters which is only set to continue.
We’re ready and waiting – There is a platform at Norwood Junction which is currently unused other than for trains passing through.
If you’d welcome the Thameslink service stopping at Norwood Junction please sign our petition in support! The more local support we have, the better chance we have of being heard and considered during these important discussions.
BUSES RE-ROUTED AFTER WATER MAIN BURSTS ON BEULAH HILL
BUSES around Upper Norwood had to be re-routed (Wednesday) after a water main burst on Beulah Hill.
The 196 and 468 routes were re-routed via Church Road and Westow Street. The 249 route was also affected.*
A Thames Water spokeswoman told News From Crystal Palace: “We’re sorry for the traffic disruption on Beulah Hill caused by a burst water main. “Our engineers have repaired the pipe and we hope to fully reopen the road tomorrow (Oct 15), when we’ve finished resurfacing.”
*probably went from Crown Point down Crown Dale and up Central Hill before moving into Westow Hill, but we are unable to confirm this – Ed.)