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Poll: Are you a bridge fan or an underpass fan?
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Baboonery


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Joined: Sep 2007
Post: #1
23-04-2008 09:49 AM

Inspired by the continuing saga of the brainless or shameless attempt to close the Platform 2 entrance, I wondered whether people on the west side of the railway generally use the bridge or the underpass after arriving back from town? It's these little things that fascinate me.

I always use the underpass: I think it's marginally quicker. However, if I'm going from home to Platform 2 I'll always use the bridge (this is largely out of brinkmanship, so I can see the train coming and break into a lumbering gallop if necessary).

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Baboonery


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Post: #2
23-04-2008 09:50 AM

Oh ****, a typo in the poll. Gah.

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Applespider


Posts: 283
Joined: Feb 2006
Post: #3
23-04-2008 12:29 PM

I use the underpass when I come home from town but only after they closed in the bridge which made it downright depressing and not particularly well-lit. Plus, the other exit and underpass is wider which means people seem to move faster.

Like you though, if I'm going for a train there, I take the bridge...

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Elizabeth25


Posts: 212
Joined: Mar 2005
Post: #4
23-04-2008 01:05 PM

I live on the east side of the tracks. But when I need to go west after getting off a train, I tend to use the underpass. It seems quicker to me. There tends to be a line to get on the bridge. And I think it (may) involved less stairs.

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PVP


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Joined: Mar 2005
Post: #5
23-04-2008 02:27 PM

underpass - less stairs and quicker

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the_emu


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Joined: Jan 2008
Post: #6
23-04-2008 03:30 PM

I always use the bridge as it didn't ever occur to me to use the underpass....maybe I'll try it out tonight. Huh

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Sherwood


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Joined: Mar 2005
Post: #7
23-04-2008 08:14 PM

I use the underpass to get to platform 1. I suppose partly because I don't have a ticket before I get to the ticket office. But if I come by train and want to get to the shops, I use the bridge. I suppose it would be quicker to use the underpass.

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shzl400


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Joined: Oct 2007
Post: #8
24-04-2008 02:43 PM

But there is another way!! If just crossing the tracks (without travelling), I often walk along the S. Circ on the raised pavement under the railway bridge. It depends where I am headed...

If getting off a train, I use the bridge, but I don't often use train at peak hours and on top of that, use Honor Oak more anyway!

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