If you’ve passed through Deptford on the train recently you may have noticed a new development now rising at the eastern end of the platform.
It’s a pretty modest affair of seven flats above a commercial unit.
From the train or platform, a glimpse of the concrete frame shows a vast worksite for the Thames Tideway tunnel to the rear which is currently under constructing.
It was formerly a large open green area and will return to that state when work is finished.
So overall a pretty modest new development, but one that makes much better use of land especially so close to a station.
Unfortunately Southeastern’s forthcoming December timetable will leave some long gaps between services through Deptford station even at peak hours.
Deptford station is barely ever staffed, which being a Southeastern metro station this is par for the course.
Thousands of new homes in the area and a number of new commercial units resulted in any real increase in staffing for 15 years.
Many stations along the Woolwich line also have numerous developments underway n their vicinity. I’m half tempted to write a new post looking at what is underway, time permitting.
Hopefully in the next week.