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Lifts at Honor Oak Park station
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Anotherjohn


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Joined: May 2005
Post: #41
25-10-2014 03:15 PM

It made me chuckle too when I read it last night -
and then I was gonna put, 'yeh, especially if they're in wheelchairs!'
But then I thought better of it.
(I'm sure I will be made to wish I'd kept that to myself).

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lacb


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Joined: Mar 2005
Post: #42
05-11-2014 04:47 PM

According to Network Rail letter, they should be finished this month.

   

This post was last modified: 05-11-2014 04:47 PM by lacb.

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Poppet2


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Joined: Oct 2013
Post: #43
26-12-2014 07:47 PM

Does anyone know if the lifts are working yet?

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Tinkerbell


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Joined: Dec 2007
Post: #44
26-12-2014 09:35 PM

They were still taped off on Wednesday.

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davidl


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Joined: Oct 2007
Post: #45
30-12-2014 11:48 AM

The posters have now been updated to say that the lifts will be open in January (2015, hopefully). I asked the member of staff manning the barriers this morning what the issue was.

His response: "Apparently the contractors are worried that if anybody gets stuck they won't have staff available to retrieve them." He did say that he was expecting that the lifts will start to operate next week, but we've been told next week/month since early November, so I am not holding my breath.

I would really like the person responsible for managing this piece of work to do a meet-and-greet with their customers at the station at some point. I'd love to hear their side of the story on this whole sorry farce.

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OakR


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Joined: Oct 2011
Post: #46
02-01-2015 09:43 PM

Not working today....hopefully next week. When I say not working they look like they might be, but still cordoned off.

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Tinkerbell


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Joined: Dec 2007
Post: #47
05-01-2015 12:50 PM

Still not working this morning.

I am tempted to hire a brass band and some cheerleaders for that glorious official opening day. Perhaps we could get someone from TFL to cut a ribbon or two and hold a speech.

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davidl


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Joined: Oct 2007
Post: #48
05-01-2015 01:04 PM

I have emailed one of the local councillors (Roy Kennedy, who appears on here from time to time) to see if a more official query can produce any better info.

Seeing what appear to be completed lifts sitting there unavailable for us to use is incredibly frustrating. Continuous slipping of the completion/operation date and particularly the lack of transparency/accountability from London Overground is incredibly disappointing.

Blaming "the contractor" seems to them to be completely unacceptable, as if they have no responsibility or control for the work on which they are ultimately going to sign off.

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OakR


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Joined: Oct 2011
Post: #49
05-01-2015 01:28 PM

It's a good idea Tinkerbell, but then the band will be unavailable on the day and the opening will be put back Wink

It's a new year, I remain optimistic for a Jan opening.

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lacb


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Post: #50
05-01-2015 01:52 PM

Last January, which is when I think the work began, I was optimistic for a March opening. Looking good still Laugh

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OakR


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Post: #51
06-01-2015 02:19 PM

The lifts are open and working. I've just treated myself to a descent to see that it really is true. Hurrah!

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Medley


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Joined: Nov 2011
Post: #52
06-01-2015 02:52 PM

Hooray!

(would have been even better if they'd been open last night when I had two bikes to haul up...)

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davidl


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Joined: Oct 2007
Post: #53
06-01-2015 03:03 PM

Great news! Hooray!

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WestLondonLad82


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Joined: Nov 2014
Post: #54
30-01-2015 09:20 AM

A TFL tweet that made me chuckle today.

@LDNOverground: Honor Oak Park station - No step free access to the platforms while we fix a faulty lift.

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