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Forest Hill ELL closure

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Joined 04-03-2005
Posted on Tuesday, 14 August, 2007 - 09:22 am:   

The East London line thread is on Beyond SE23, but really my question is about Forest Hill station. I saw a sign at the station that said the station was due to close on December 23 for the ELL construction, with a replacement bus service. (this isn't a complaint about the East London Line) But does that mean that Forest Hill station will be closed for two years? The sign wasn't that clear, and I can't find the information on the tfl web site. Does anyone else know more information?
Joined 20-07-2007
Posted on Tuesday, 14 August, 2007 - 10:01 am:   

Good question Elizabeth25. I'd like to know the same about HOP station. Some-one vaguely told me about a 2 year closure but I just took it as myth.
Joined 17-03-2005
Posted on Tuesday, 14 August, 2007 - 10:10 am:   

I read somewhere our line will be affected some weekends when the tracks at new Cross are being adjusted. So no, only the existing ELL will be closed for the duration.
Joined 04-03-2005
Posted on Tuesday, 14 August, 2007 - 10:24 am:   

Yes, but, there is a large sign at Forest Hill station that says "this station will close on December 23, with a replacement bus service. Keep this in mind when purchsing annual tickets." It said for more information go to the tfl web site--but there doesn't seem to be more information. Pretty vague.
Joined 10-10-2006
Posted on Tuesday, 14 August, 2007 - 10:38 am:   

What are they doing that requires 2 years? The ELL trains will surely run on the existing lines and there are no planned station renovations.
Joined 09-02-2007
Posted on Tuesday, 14 August, 2007 - 10:48 am:   

Don't they just mean it's closed on that day only? The 23rd? As far as I'm aware, the ELL is closing for two years, but not the national rail into London Bridge from Forest Hill, HOP, etc.
Joined 17-03-2005
Posted on Tuesday, 14 August, 2007 - 10:59 am:   

I have spoken to Southern just now - they said it is not correct, F Hill is not closing - this only refers to current East London stations and a poster to this effect is being displayed at current ELL stations to give commuters advance warning. Either this poster has been misinterpreted or it should not have been put up at Forest Hill without clarification as the reference to ' this station' is clearly wrong in this context.
Joined 04-03-2005
Posted on Tuesday, 14 August, 2007 - 11:33 am:   

Thank you, Roz! I think the sign is very misleading. I'll try and take a picture of it next time I am there.
Joined 01-12-2005
Posted on Tuesday, 14 August, 2007 - 02:01 pm:   

At Honor Oak station there is a sign about replacement bus servcies on the 19th August. Is there a chance that the Brainiacs at Forest Hill station have put up the wrong sign?
Joined 30-03-2005
Posted on Tuesday, 14 August, 2007 - 05:04 pm:   

See this link:
Joined 30-03-2005
Posted on Tuesday, 14 August, 2007 - 05:05 pm:   

Shoreditch station was closed permanently in June 2006 to allow construction work for the extension to take place.

The line will continue to operate between Whitechapel and New Cross/ New Cross Gate until 22 December 2007. The line will then be closed to allow it to be converted in preparation for the new train service.

A replacement bus service currently operates between Whitechapel and Shoreditch (Bethnal Green Road) on Mondays to Fridays at peak times and also on Sunday mornings. Customers are also advised to use alternative Tube, DLR and bus services.

From the start of the full line closure, London Underground will provide special bus services until the new London Overground service begins by June 2010.
Joined 28-01-2004
Posted on Wednesday, 15 August, 2007 - 07:31 pm:   

The poster at Forest Hill has East London Line branding and is fairly clear to me that it is talking about that line being closed from December for the duration of the work.

It doesn't talk about "this line" or "this station", is says "the line" refering to the ELL.

Forest Hill has only got a few weekend closures for now, fortunately for us! I expect there will be more the construction of the flyover at New Cross Gate, and track connections.

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