- The Official Forum for Forest Hill & Honor Oak, London SE23
Online since 2002   11,000+ members   72,000+ posts

Home | SE23 Topics | Businesses & Services | Wider Topics | Offered/Wanted/Lost/Found | About | Advertising | Contact | |
 Armstrong & Co Solicitors

Post Reply  Post Topic 
Oyster Cards and London Bridge Station
Author Message

Posts: 581
Joined: Sep 2007
Post: #1
03-12-2009 10:57 AM

I have a question about Oyster cards and London Bridge.

Does anyone else get off a train from SE23 in the morning and head across the concourse then through the Platforms 1-6 corridor and across the Tooley Street footbridge?

Obviously, you have to go through three barriers if so. The last three mornings my Oyster won't open the last barrier, and the last three evenings it won't open the barrier onto our platforms. I thought my card might just be faulty, and didn't make the link until this morning: the barriers at the end of P12 were open, and I got through the two on the P1-6 bit no problem.

So I think the gates have been reprogrammed. Anyone else share the experience?

Find all posts by this user Reply

Posts: 306
Joined: Oct 2007
Post: #2
03-12-2009 01:20 PM

Haven't had that problem because I always use the stairs ober the platforms and exit from platform 1/2 if I'm using the Tooley Street footbridge - it's much quicker that way too (although obviously that isn't an option for those with mobility issues and I don't know whether you fall into that category Baboonery)

Find all posts by this user Reply

Posts: 167
Joined: Apr 2009
Post: #3
03-12-2009 01:59 PM

In my opinion its been a complete shambles at London Bridge over the last few days. Half of the gates have the oyster card readers taped over and the other half have the ticket slots taped over. There is always a shuffling queue to get out in the morning rush hour.

More incentive to get back on my bike..

Find all posts by this user Reply

Posts: 581
Joined: Sep 2007
Post: #4
03-12-2009 02:02 PM

I don't, but I'm reluctant to use the stairs in the morning because I can't really be bothered. I think I'm ahead of myself actually being out of the house fully dressed, so stairs are low on my list of priorities.

Is it really quicker? I suppose it might be if you come in on 14-16, particularly 14 like today's 0843 did, anomalously, but otherwise I don't think it is. When I used to get the 0821 there's a girl from work who lives in West Norwood and had a paper season - she would go from P8 over the bridge to P5/6 and then through, but I'd usually beat her.

I suppose we're now daring admin to move this exchange to Beyond, aren't we?Wink

Find all posts by this user Reply

Posts: 418
Joined: Dec 2002
Post: #5
03-12-2009 07:37 PM

Done. Smile

Find all posts by this user Reply

Posts: 306
Joined: Oct 2007
Post: #6
04-12-2009 06:23 PM

I guess it depends on whether you're at the front of the train or in the middle - there also seems to be fewer people at the platform 1/2 exits so there isn't the same crush to get through as there is on the main concourse. I reckon it's quicker to use the stairs but then I tend to take the steps 2 at a time - I don't often go that way - only when I'm on my way to a morning gym session (which,oin these dark winter mornings is a very rare occurrence)

Find all posts by this user Reply

Friends of Blythe Hill Fields

Possibly Related Topics ...
Topic: Author Replies: Views: Last Post
  Old station discovered outside London Bridge michael 1 4,061 23-04-2015 03:34 PM
Last Post: Snazy
  Closure of London Bridge (upper station) in 2015 michael 36 35,700 29-11-2012 11:34 AM
Last Post: ambient
  Jubilee Eastbound - Change at London Bridge or Canada Water? andrewr 23 24,918 16-07-2012 10:18 PM
Last Post: InTheForest
  Tannoys at London Bridge FH_newbie 3 4,812 16-06-2012 09:40 PM
Last Post: jgdoherty
  Oyster Cards - Curious ForestHillier 1 2,884 20-10-2010 09:38 AM
Last Post: jgdoherty
  London Bridge Station travel survey blushingsnail 0 2,666 18-03-2010 11:40 AM
Last Post: blushingsnail
  Nice piece on The Shard and new London Bridge Station nevermodern 3 4,922 22-10-2009 04:50 PM
Last Post: Londondrz
  Sunday parking around the London Bridge area admin 0 3,217 14-10-2007 11:44 PM
Last Post: admin