Saturday, 9 February 2008

Dear Network Rail...

There are many gripes that we all have with Network Rail, but commuters in South West London are asking for answers to the empty platforms at Waterloo Station that used to be used by Eurostar but are now redundant since the company moved its operations to St Pancras.

The iconic architacture of the platforms remains, and the track and signalling is (as far as we know) still operation and still linked up to all the other lines. Yet while these platforms lie unused, trains back up outside the station every morning and evening and passengers suffer delay after delay to their journeys.

I don't think anyone would claim that simply by using these platforms all the problems of Waterloo would be solved, but it would surely be a start.

One of the leading lights of the campaign to open up these disused platforms is Stephen Knight, Lib Dem GLA candidate for South West London, who yesterday took Brian Paddick, the Lib Dem Mayoral candidate to see for himself.

1 comment:

rob's uncle said...

Norman Baker MP [Lib Dem Transport spokesman] spoke on the future of Waterloo International in recent [Jan 17] Commons debate, which explains what the problems are; see: http://tinyurl.com/2hntnd