A petition has been launched by residents to save the Angerstein foot crossing connecting Charlton to Greenwich and Westcombe Park station. Click here to view.
In other news local Labour councillors, the MP and council were all hot onto the case and contacted Network Rail, which is to be commended.
Network Rail have responded to concerns and admitted proposals to close the crossing permanently with just a few days notice without adequate consultation were not good enough. The issue is now being looked into again with the immediate threat of closure gone. A week long closure still looks on the cards.
Network Rail state closure may still be possible in the mid to long term. One reason given is more trains possibly using the branch line. That’s interesting to hear – does the Aggregate Yard require more services than it has for decades? I’ll be emailing them to find out.
Network Rail do have long term plans for another track to the site through what is now the Met Police’s car pound, but there’s absolutely no plans for this soon. If it happens in the next decade I’d be surprised.
Does the new signalling take this into account though I wonder?
It was covered on this site back in 2017 though somewhat buried beneath plans for new housing in the area.
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