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Forest Hill's own ram raiders
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Londondrz


Posts: 1,538
Joined: Apr 2006
Post: #1
20-06-2012 09:17 AM

Ram raid on the cash points at FH station, all for a few quid.

Meh!

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ForestHillMonkey


Posts: 7
Joined: Aug 2011
Post: #2
20-06-2012 11:36 AM

Hi,

Did they actually get any money?

The cash machines did look very bashed up but they didn't seem damaged enough to expose the cash.

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Dommy


Posts: 16
Joined: May 2004
Post: #3
20-06-2012 11:38 AM

Didn't actually look successful though.



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poolsneighbour


Posts: 162
Joined: Mar 2011
Post: #4
20-06-2012 12:52 PM

Had to get through some pretty hefty bollards first. I imagine the car (and hopefully driver) came out worse! What an idiot.

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sydenhamcentral


Posts: 269
Joined: Mar 2008
Post: #5
20-06-2012 01:37 PM

I told you to insert your carD in the machine. With a D.

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michael


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Joined: Mar 2005
Post: #6
20-06-2012 02:02 PM

I'm sure the car driver was the innocent party and there are witnesses to vouch for the poor driving of the cash machine, which was really to blame for this incident. This is an all too familiar story 'sydenhamcentral'.

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sydenhamcentral


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Joined: Mar 2008
Post: #7
20-06-2012 04:27 PM

You can call me Lee Michael. ;-)

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rbmartin


Posts: 795
Joined: Nov 2007
Post: #8
20-06-2012 05:06 PM

Popped down the station at lunchtime, the damage to the ATM's and the front wall is there for all to see. The ticket office was closed, but there were plenty of LOROL staff and workmen who I think are connected to work already being done hanging around.

I wonder when it'll be safe to operate the ticket office again, although that area didn't seem affected by the damage?

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nottinghillbilly


Posts: 459
Joined: Dec 2010
Post: #9
20-06-2012 10:21 PM

I am worried about the poor driver, just trying to get a few quid. I hope their claim for whiplash pays them plenty in compensation. Perhaps they could put their details here and we could help them RoflRoflRofl

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Perryman


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Joined: Dec 2006
Post: #10
21-06-2012 01:50 AM

Shame they did not (safely) push the whole building over.
If they had made that their aim they could have had a whip round and made some money.
Would have had half of se23 there to cheer them on too.

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Londondrz


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Joined: Apr 2006
Post: #11
21-06-2012 03:27 PM

PerrymanThumbsup

I believe they got away with nothing. Must try harder.

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Erekose


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Joined: May 2010
Post: #12
22-06-2012 07:29 PM

How very retro - I feel those early 90's vibes returning on many fronts now.

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tomangel


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Joined: Jun 2007
Post: #13
09-07-2012 11:30 AM

Perhaps it was the Forest Hill society in an attempt to bulldoze the station away and had nothing to do with the cash machnes.

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Pips79


Posts: 5
Joined: Aug 2012
Post: #14
22-08-2012 06:08 PM

Does anyone know when the front of the train station will be re done? It's six weeks or so since the 'drive in' and it's looking quite an eye sore.

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michael


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Joined: Mar 2005
Post: #15
27-09-2012 10:00 AM

The date given to the Transport Liaison Committee meeting was 12th October for repairs to be completed.

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Deano


Posts: 179
Joined: Oct 2011
Post: #16
30-09-2012 08:36 PM

The whole station is an eye-sore. Must be the worst looking ticket office in London! I've hard'y noticed the rest of it being boarded up it's so ugly.

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rbmartin


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Joined: Nov 2007
Post: #17
30-09-2012 09:19 PM

I spotted some Network Rail and London Overground workers in orange overalls assessing the site on Friday afternoon.

This post was last modified: 30-09-2012 09:19 PM by rbmartin.

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Mr_Numbers


Posts: 511
Joined: May 2012
Post: #18
09-10-2012 01:23 PM

I see it's almost four months since the ram raid. If that 12October deadline is for real, then they'd better get their skates on. At least the wire mesh gating is down which means that pedestrians don't have to walk on the car park rather than the pavement (thuogh my bet is they'll do it anyway).

I put a post elsewhere on this site a few weeks back saying I'd asked Southern Trains what was happening. Silly me. It's not their station, of course. So I've tried TfL...

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Pips79


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Post: #19
16-10-2012 11:12 PM

Seems the 12 october repair date was not quite true!Smile Anyone know the latest? Can't be so difficult to repair....?

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Mr_Numbers


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Joined: May 2012
Post: #20
22-10-2012 12:46 PM

You folks are going to love this...

Having posted a question about this on the London Overground website, I've just received this reply.....

Dear Mr Sawers

Thank you for contacting London Overground.

I am sorry it has taken longer than expected to repair the cash machine at Forest Hill station. The works to carry out the repair has now been authorised and work will commence in the near future, unfortunately I am unable to provide specific dates.

Please accept my apologies for any inconvenience caused. If I can be of any further assistance please do not hesitate to contact me.

Kind regards

Abdi Guhad
Customer Services Team
London Overground

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