The new lifts at Abbey Wood station will be out of action for major repairs from Tuesday, 26 March, until mid-June 2019.
While rail services will run normally, step-free access will be affected in the following way:
• From 26 to 31 March, both lifts on Gayton Road will be closed. A step-free route along Wilton Road, Knee Hill and Harrow Manorway will be signposted to customers, who will be able to access the station through its main entrance.
• From 2 April to mid-June, the access to both lifts on Felixstowe Road will be closed. A step-free route along Felixstowe Road and Harrow Manorway – leading to the main station entrance – will be signposted to customers.
I am told that a member of staff will be by the lifts at all times, providing assistance to customers. These closures are needed while Network Rail undertakes major repairs to a leak in an underground duct; the London Borough of Bexley improve the footpaths and roads leading to the station; and repair works on the lifts is completed.
I am very disappointed that new lifts have to undergo major repairs and that long suffering Abbey Wood residents will have to contend with long pedestrian diversions – AGAIN!
I met with the Managing Director of Network Rail recently and made it very clear that this was unacceptable.