Bowes and Bounds Connected

A Community Network for Bowes Park and Bounds Green

Following all the issues after the introduction of the May 2018 railway timetable GTR railway company has been made to set up a fund to improve stations affected: https://www.passengerbenefitfund.co.uk/the-fund/

This means that Bowes Park will get £80,000 to improve the station for passengers!

GTR have published a list of potential ideas: https://www.passengerbenefitfund.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/l..., including:

• Fit solar panels to the station

• Adding a 'living plant wall'/bee garden or other environmental options

• Improvements to the station toilets.

• Additional customer seating

• Additional waiting shelters

• Canopies over ticket vending machines

• Additional ticket vending machines

• Additional cycle parking facilities

• Increasing cycle security measures at stations

• Additional customer information screens

Works on stations are more expensive than you would expect, so helpfully they have given some approximate costs for a range of items:

https://www.passengerbenefitfund.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/L...

Apparently there is a 3 month window for local groups to suggest ideas.

More immediately, they have some outreach events, the closest one to us is at St Pancras on Monday 10 June. https://www.passengerbenefitfund.co.uk/getting-involved/

What to people think? What would the £80,000 best be spent on?

Views: 309

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

As a starter for 10, I think that a departure board  on the overbridge at the station would be really useful for when there is disruption. If it could also feature departure time from Bounds Green tube as well that would be fab!

That would be very useful! 

Would be nice see something done with the green verges, that always collect so much litter.

Remove the paintings on the road and ask a local artist to paint something else.  I am afraid no-one I have asked think they are an asset to the area.

Would lifts or a ramp be possible I wonder? Step free access would really help all the local people with proms/wheelchairs. Also, how do we have a say exactly- how does it work? Are there any toilets at the moment?

Hi Carla,

There is a link to approximate costs of items above - it looks like lifts or a new toilet would be too expensive.

What about a waiting shelter on the south-west end of the platform (after the bridge)?

It would be helpful for children and small adults if there was a handrail at a lower level on each side of the stairs.  It would be simple and relatively cheap to install.  Keep the existing one and just put a lower one in below.

RSS

Advertising


Support this site

We operate as a volunteer-run community project, accepting advertising helps cover our costs. Whilst it's cheap to run the site - it's not free. If you can help - please consider making a donation..

My Bowes Park

Read about the amazing local history project by Sound Delivery.

© 2019   Created by Richard McKeever.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...