Friday, 17 May 2019

Planned £8.6m improvements to A23 Streatham Hill come a step nearer

Streatham Hill collision in April 2019
Plans to spend £8.6 million on a re-design of the A23 through Streatham Hill will go to public consultation in September this year, Transport for London (TfL) told Streatham Action's transport group this week.

TfL has now completed computer modelling of its proposed scheme, which is aimed at reducing speeds, improving safety and creating a more 'town centre' feel to what is currently more like an urban motorway.

Thursday, 16 May 2019

Streatham stations to receive £140,000 for passenger benefits

Streatham's three rail stations are in line to receive £140,000 from a Passenger Benefit Fund set up by Govia Thameslink following the disruption to rail services in summer 2018 during the introduction of timetable changes.

Over the next few months local people can contribute suggestions to how money should be spent to make tangible improvements for passengers. Streatham is to receive £80,000 with Streatham Hill and Streatham Common each in line for £30,000.

A priority for Streatham must be work to improve acccibility to the platforms - which can currently only be reached by stairs.

This is not currently on the list of suggestions which include:
  • fitting solar panels to stations
  • environmental options such as 'living plant wall' or 'bee garden'
  • toilet improvements
  • extra seating
  • extra vending machines
  • extra cycle parking and security
  • extra customer information screens
Contibute and prioritise suggestions for station improvements here.

Be part of an online passenger panel here.

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Streatham station to be made accessible - but possibly not until 2024

After many years of delays, promised work to make Streatham Station fully accessible to wheelchairs, bikes and buggies is to go ahead - possibly by September 2021 but may not be until March 2024!

The government announced Streatham is to be one of 73 stations to receive "Access for All" funding - 14 years after the scheme was first launched in 2005.