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:
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?
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.
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)?