You may have noticed from this weekend’s Social Media activity or from a visit to Worcester Park station that things have changed. The new footbridge and lifts are now open and the old footbridge has disappeared. It is sad to lose the old bridge which was part of the character of the station but the new bridge and lifts now make the station fully accessible and, as a bonus, enable you to change platforms under cover.
The new layout should also reduce the queues for the Oyster card readers and crush for the exits during the evening rush hour by splitting those heading for the Kingston side of the station and car park from those needing to go to the Sutton side and shops. It may even make the front two coaches of ‘down’ trains a little less crowded as people reposition themselves for pole position to cross the new bridge.
It feels like it has taken a long while to complete the project but it’s good to see the benefits now available to Worcester Park rail travellers.