SE23.com - The Official Forum for Forest Hill & Honor Oak, London SE23
Online since 2002  -  10,000+ members

Home | SE23 Topics | Shops & Services | Wider Topics | Offered/Wanted/Lost/Found | Advertising | Contact
Geddes Hairdressing & Barbering Studio One Armstrong & Co Solicitors


Post Reply  Post Topic 
Pages (6): « First [1] 2 3 4 5 Next > Last »
Honor Oak Park Rail Station
Author Message
Redalways


Posts: 85
Joined: Mar 2007
Post: #1
16-02-2008 03:06 PM

I think that this forum should praise good local services where appropriate and deserved.

I have got to say - ?Andy? the owner of the Coffee shop at HOP station (despite being an Arsenal supporter) is a real treasure. Pretty much always cheerful in the morning and a good bloke at that.Thumbsup

Find all posts by this user Reply
Elizabeth25


Posts: 212
Joined: Mar 2005
Post: #2
16-02-2008 03:35 PM

Redalways Wrote:
I think that this forum should praise good local services where appropriate and deserved.

I have got to say - ?Andy? the owner of the Coffee shop at HOP station (despite being an Arsenal supporter) is a real treasure. Pretty much always cheerful in the morning and a good bloke at that.Thumbsup



We can put it in the Forest Hill Unsung Heroes Thread! it can just be a long list of all the good things in Forest Hill. (i think it is a few subjects down)

Find all posts by this user Reply
Theotherbrian


Posts: 84
Joined: Mar 2005
Post: #3
18-02-2008 11:54 PM

I'd second that! Polite, helpful and always cheerful. He once et me pay for my paper the following day when I had a large note only. Shame I no longer use the train since the East London Line closed - tried the replacement bus but it was appalling - 40 minutes to crawl to Canada Water. So now, no paper from Andy and a daily stressful grind through the Blackwall traffic jam.

Find all posts by this user Reply
dipsolala


Posts: 69
Joined: May 2008
Post: #4
29-05-2008 12:09 AM

i just joined this forum today, after hearing my ex-but-still-local-housemate talking about it at the weekend. I've lived in HOP for six years (having enjoyed every single moment) and today, for the first time, i went to the coffee shop at HOP station. I hadn't stopped by before as i felt a grande wet latte would have taken the place of a communter boarding at Brockley. I was feeling peckish at 10am, having not had breakfast tsk tsk, and asked 'Andy' if he anything to eat ie flapjack etc. He didn't, no problem. He then offered me one of his own apples... he washed it and dried and then gave to me. I'm still overwhelmed by his kindness... i hope to pass it on

I'm also glad to have found this forum...even if i am nearer catford than some!

Find all posts by this user Reply
Perryman


Posts: 809
Joined: Dec 2006
Post: #5
29-05-2008 01:14 AM

Yes, please pass it on. I like apples.

Find all posts by this user Reply
Sherwood


Posts: 1,350
Joined: Mar 2005
Post: #6
29-05-2008 11:25 AM

Perryman,

With your name you should like pears!

Find all posts by this user Reply
Perryman


Posts: 809
Joined: Dec 2006
Post: #7
29-05-2008 12:27 PM

Yes, I like a nice pear. Pass them on too.

Find all posts by this user Reply
Tinkerbell


Posts: 356
Joined: Dec 2007
Post: #8
29-05-2008 04:10 PM

And the little coffee shop serves a very tasty moccacino, too. Always makes me cheer up to have one before sqeezing onto the train, plus service with a smile is great! Wish they were selling a few snacks as well, would be a good addition.

Find all posts by this user Reply
Gabriel


Posts: 9
Joined: Jul 2007
Post: #9
15-09-2008 10:35 AM

The ticket machine has been out of action due to vandalism for a week now and it means we all have to queue at the ticket office. The queue for tickets from the ticket office this morning was ridiculous - right to the top of the stairs of platform 1. When is the ticket machine going to be fixed?

Find all posts by this user Reply
davidl


Posts: 180
Joined: Oct 2007
Post: #10
15-09-2008 11:06 AM

Almost certainly worth emailing Southern at comments@southernrailway.com - they're generally good at getting back to you the same day or the day after.

The queue was long this morning, but from the coffee stall to the ticket office it was less than 10 mins - that was around quarter to nine.

Find all posts by this user Reply
Gabriel


Posts: 9
Joined: Jul 2007
Post: #11
22-09-2008 09:32 AM

We are now entering into the third week of no ticket machine and Southern Trains have yet to provide a substantive response to my email. What is going on??

Find all posts by this user Reply
jon14


Posts: 145
Joined: Sep 2007
Post: #12
23-09-2008 05:08 PM

It's a nightmare! But at least the really quick ticket man was back today - he keeps his eye on the queue and is about as fast as anyone could be I think!

Find all posts by this user Reply
Tinkerbell


Posts: 356
Joined: Dec 2007
Post: #13
24-09-2008 07:23 PM

He wasn't there when I went to HOP station yesterday at about 5pm. Had a funny sign on his window saying "gone for break, back at 8pm". Think he came back later though, assuming that his break was not 3 hours after all. (if it was then I'll be sending off my application for THAT job right now) Am really getting fed up with weeks of weekend rail works, non existent replacement buses and tcket machines that are saying "no". Mad

Find all posts by this user Reply
dita-on-tees


Posts: 46
Joined: Nov 2007
Post: #14
24-09-2008 07:44 PM

I was aiming for a 730 train on tuesday - woahhh how wrong was I - 15 min queue because the ticket machine was not working.

I am now buying tickets the night before - either at HOP if early enough or walking to FH station, not exactly convenient. I asked the chap today when it would be fixed - no idea apparently!

Find all posts by this user Reply
CBRoad


Posts: 17
Joined: Dec 2007
Post: #15
25-09-2008 09:22 AM

I have also sent several e-mails to Southern Customer services and had no response! After missing 2 trains this morning I gave them a call to complain.

I was told that it?s a nationwide problem and it?s not only Southern who have suffered the effects of vandalism to ticket machines. As such a high number of ticket machines are currently out of action expect to wait up to 12 weeks before it?s fixed.

On a positive note I agree with jon14, the ticket guy who has been working the last few mornings is very quick and keeps the queue moving.

Find all posts by this user Reply
RussB


Posts: 15
Joined: Oct 2007
Post: #16
25-09-2008 11:59 AM

For those on weekly/monthly tickets I can recommend going Oyster and getting your weekly/monthly top-ups from the shop just down from the station, thus avoiding the need to rely on any ticket sales at the station itself.

Find all posts by this user Reply
Sherwood


Posts: 1,350
Joined: Mar 2005
Post: #17
25-09-2008 12:27 PM

We cannot use Oyster for a daily ticket.

Find all posts by this user Reply
Gabriel


Posts: 9
Joined: Jul 2007
Post: #18
25-09-2008 12:32 PM

I have heard that the area manager for HOP station, Chris Daly, does not have a timescale for when this ticket machine will be fixed and he will be at HOP station all day on Monday 29th September "to monitor the situation and take passenger questions". I suggest we make our feelings clear. Things don't happen unless we make ourselves heard!

Find all posts by this user Reply
jon14


Posts: 145
Joined: Sep 2007
Post: #19
25-09-2008 02:12 PM

Gabriel Wrote:
I have heard that the area manager for HOP station, Chris Daly, does not have a timescale for when this ticket machine will be fixed and he will be at HOP station all day on Monday 29th September "to monitor the situation and take passenger questions". I suggest we make our feelings clear. Things don't happen unless we make ourselves heard


That should be interesting! He'll see a massive queue, people missing thier train, and the next one, and the next one.

I wonder what passenger questions he'll get? I can guess a few:

Q1: When is the ticket machine going to be fixed?
Q2: When is the ticket machine going to be fixed?
Q3: When is the ticket machine going to be fixed?

He'll only need to have one answer, but guess what - I bet he won't have it!

Good advice from Russ B though if you can/need to do it.

Find all posts by this user Reply
brian


Posts: 2,002
Joined: Apr 2005
Post: #20
25-09-2008 02:28 PM

Surely difficult to blame therailway company if out of action due to criminal action.
I am sure they will repair as soon as possible.

Find all posts by this user Reply
Pages (6): « First [1] 2 3 4 5 Next > Last »

Friends of Blythe Hill Fields


Possibly Related Topics ...
Topic: Author Replies: Views: Last Post
  Plans to develop land at Whitbread Rd & adjacent to Honor Oak Park station hillview 3 1,534 05-01-2017 11:03 AM
Last Post: lacb
  Lifts at Honor Oak Park station devsdev 53 22,431 30-01-2015 09:20 AM
Last Post: WestLondonLad82
  Bike theft at Honor Oak Park station scully 8 5,899 20-09-2014 02:51 PM
Last Post: scully
  Extend 63 Bus to Honor Oak Park Station? hopper 85 47,406 01-09-2013 12:04 PM
Last Post: ladywotlunches
  Honor Oak Park station staff kemamira 21 12,156 27-02-2013 11:54 PM
Last Post: Mattya
  Honor Oak Park Station Upgrade andrewr 89 57,319 09-12-2011 04:10 PM
Last Post: Medley
  Honor Oak Park Station Forecourt theplanner 16 8,219 28-03-2011 08:11 AM
Last Post: Sherwood
  Forest Hill Rail Station robwinton 761 362,287 05-06-2010 05:56 PM
Last Post: rbmartin
  Work next to Honor Oak Park Station BarCar 15 9,270 06-04-2010 11:50 AM
Last Post: davidl
  Former Rail Station at Honor Oak ladywotlunches 7 5,530 30-01-2009 03:31 AM
Last Post: Herbparis