West Norwood station
The rail companies have plans to close Ticket Offices at most stations across the country. The plan is for multi-skilled station staff to provide “Ticket Assistance” instead -and help travellers use the ticket machines. Our local nearby stations: West Norwood, Gipsy Hill, Streatham Hill, Tulse Hill will all be affected. Ticket Offices at major stations like Victoria, Waterloo & Clapham Junction are also to be closed.
To see the closure plans for Southern and Thameslink click on the links below:
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Norwood Road is closed for northbound traffic following another burst water main early today by the Co op near Tulse Hill station. Thames Water are awaiting the arrival of a large pump this evening (10th July) before they can start work on the burst pipe.
They hope the emergency repairs will be completed and the northbound lane should be reopened on Sunday 14th July.
In the meantime all northbound traffic is diverted along Avenue Park Road.
Buses are too tall for the Thurlow Park Road rail bridge and therefore diverted along Thurlow Park Road and Croxted Road back to Norwood Road.
For details call Thames Water on 0800 714 614 quoting ref 31315053.
Update 27.3.2019: It seems that the meetings mentioned below have been postponed. Still awaiting an update on this.
Thames Water will begin digging up Norwood Road on Tuesday 23rd April – just after the Easter bank holiday. The works will be done in sections starting at Tulse Hill station end. The works cause traffic disruption for over 7 months in West Norwood’s main shopping street.
To find out more please meet the people planning the project from Thames Water, the council and Transport for London between 1pm and 4pm on Monday 1st April at West Norwood Library, Norwood High Street SE27 0JX or in the evening at Salvation Army, Norwood Rd SE27 9AW on Tuesday 2nd April 5pm to 8pm .
These works are the third part of a £14m project to replace our local trunk water mains installed in 1870.
See our earlier posts:
The plans for the new pavements, under construction, on Norwood Road & Tulse Hill Station Rise can be seen online at: http://www.streetworks.london/documents. Works are due to be finished by the end of this year.
Cyclists asked for changes near Elmcourt Road and there is an opportunity to see & comment on the revised plans to improve cycling in Norwood Road on Wednesday 21st June between 6pm to 7pm at Bon Velo bike shop 495 Norwood Road SE27 9DJ.
StreetWorks is a community-led project to improve Norwood Road between Robson Road and Tulse Hill station (and in the longer term the one-way system at Tulse Hill) with funding from Transport for London and supported by Lambeth council.
Norwood Road southbound, from Tulse Hill station to Elmcourt Road, will be closed from the evening of Monday 12th June till 30th July . This closure is for Thames Water to complete its work to reline the water mains for our local area.
Southbound traffic from Brixton & Herne Hill will enter West Norwood via Lancaster Avenue. Southbound buses from Herne Hill ( 196, 322, 468, 690 & N68 ) will diverted along Croxted Road to Thurlow Park Road to turn into Lancaster Avenue. Buses from Brixton ( 2, 432, X68 & N2) will divert along Rosendale Road to Thurlow Park Road before turning into Lancaster Avenue . These bus diversions are expected to add 15 minutes to the journey time. A decision is yet to be made on whether the 68 bus should divert via Rosendale Road or end its route at Tulse Hill station. For details check: https://tfl.gov.uk/plan-a-journey/
Leigham Vale remains closed to traffic. A small section of Palace Road from Perran Road to Norwood Road will also be closed .
Norwood Road northbound will remain open. And pedestrians will have access at all times.
For more information contact Thames Water quoting ref BB 210376 by email: email@example.com or phone anytime 0800 3169800 .
See our earlier posts: 13/4/17 & 7/2/17
Tulse Hill station bridge
Come along this weekend to join West Norwood residents sharing ideas & for making a real difference to Norwood Road shopping street and the Tulse Hill one way road system. Drop in sessions will be at the Old Library, 16 Knights Hill SE27 90Y on Saturday 6th June (10-4pm) and Sunday 7th June (11-2pm). And look out for a stall at West Norwood Feast near St Lukes Church on Sunday.
Light refreshments will be available on both days and children are welcome too. If you would like further details email firstname.lastname@example.org or Cllr Anna Birley: email@example.com
The project, with funding from Transport for London, to bring real improvements to Norwood Road and Tulse Hill is just starting. So come along and have a say. See our previous post on 8th March.
Come along to the consultation events on removing the one-way road system, where the south circular road meets Norwood Road , near Tulse Hill station.
See our post dated 8/3/15 for more background information.
So far two events have been organised to discuss the impact of these proposed major works :
The first community consultation will be at the James Wilson coffee shop, 357 Norwood Road SE27 9BQ on Tuesday 14th April from 6.30pm
Another event will be held on Sunday 19th April 2pm at the Old Library on Knights Hill SE27 0HY.
Helen Hayes at the one way system
Following a campaign by local residents with Labour’s Assembly Member Val Shawcross, local councillors Anna Birley, Max Deckers-Dowber & Fred Cowell and former councillor Ann Kingsbury, Transport for London (TfL) has agreed to remove the one-way traffic system (gyratory) on the south circular road near Tulse Hill station. The project to return this junction to two-way traffic is at an early stage and will include extensive consultation with local businesses and residents in the coming months. TfL expect this project to take about 5 years and complete by 2020.
In the meantime the council has won £2million from the London Mayor to improve Norwood Road from Chestnut Road to Tulse Hill Station by 2017. The scheme will be designed through consultation and engagement with local people In 2015/16.
Helen Hayes says “I am pleased that local residents & businesses will be involved in re-designing this important junction which acts as a gate way to West Norwood.”
A number of gyratories are being removed across London eg Brixton, Stockwell, Vauxhall, Wandsworth, Aldgate, Swiss Cottage, Kings Cross and many more. Gyratories, introduced in the 1960s and 1970s, are being replaced to improve safety, cycling, improve traffic flow and create a healthier & more pleasant environment.
Look out for more information at the West Norwood Feast events (returning April 5th) !
Cllr Ann Kingsbury at Tulse Hill station
The plan to terminate the Thameslink train service from Wimbledon to St Pancras at Blackfriars has been scrapped at the last minute! This important local service will now continue to run through Tulse Hill station – thanks to the efforts of train passengers, Norwood Forum ,local councillors and local MPs who campaigned against the reduction in service.
Labour councillor Ann Kingsbury said “This is fantastic news. Good train services are vital for the future of West Norwood. Getting rid of the through service would have seriously inconvenienced many passengers. We will continue to campaign for better transport links for West Norwood.”
Tulse Hill Station
Do you regularly travel to north London through Blackfriars by train? The government (Department for Transport) is currently consulting on proposals to combine Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern franchises.
The proposals mean our “Wimbledon Loop” service of four-trains-an-hour through from South London (Tulse Hill, Tooting, Streatham and beyond) to Thameslink, Farringdon and London St Pancras will terminate at Blackfriars. So anyone wanting to travel further north will have to change trains at Blackfriars. The proposed termination of the Wimbledon Loop at Blackfriars is caused by a massive upgrade to other parts of the Thameslink service for trains coming up from Brighton and Kent via London Bridge eg Blackfriars Station has been remodelled and the viaduct across Borough Market extended.
There is a public consultation until Thursday 23rd August 2012 and it’s important that Thameslink rail travellers comment on the proposed service changes.
To comment, email firstname.lastname@example.org To see the proposals there is an 84 page consultation document available on http://www.dft.gov.uk/consultations/dft-2012-23/ Page 30 asks a key question – what is the most satisfactory way to manage the Blackfriars interchange?
For further information on the last-minute protest campaign to persuade government ministers to over-rule the plan campaign to terminate trains at Blackfriars station please email Cllr Jane Pickard [email@example.com]. Terminating our trains at Blackfriars is not necessary and is unfair to local people!
Theresa Villiers, MP for Chipping Barnet in north London, is the Minister of State for Transport with responsibility for London – email: firstname.lastname@example.org