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

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


Post Reply  Post Topic 
Pages (39): « First < Previous 1 2 3 4 [5] 6 7 8 9 Next > Last »
Forest Hill Rail Station
Author Message
ohyeahkitten


Posts: 29
Joined: Nov 2007
Post: #81
27-02-2008 04:43 PM

Anyone else notice the homemade signs that have begun appearing around FH Station? They urge riders to 'stop spitting' and compare spitters to both chavs and snakes. Spitting was also deemed to be 'disgusting.' Just curious if anyone else has spotted these.

Find all posts by this user Reply
Londondrz


Posts: 1,538
Joined: Apr 2006
Post: #82
27-02-2008 05:29 PM

ohyeahkitten Wrote:
Anyone else notice the homemade signs that have begun appearing around FH Station? They urge riders to 'stop spitting' and compare spitters to both chavs and snakes. Spitting was also deemed to be 'disgusting.' Just curious if anyone else has spotted these.


Will look when I stumble through the station later this evening.

Find all posts by this user Reply
ohyeahkitten


Posts: 29
Joined: Nov 2007
Post: #83
27-02-2008 05:47 PM

This morning the sign was among other signs on the outside of the ticket office. It was the 'snakes' version.

Find all posts by this user Reply
brian


Posts: 2,002
Joined: Apr 2005
Post: #84
28-02-2008 09:15 AM

Have not noticed but no lady or gentleman would spit, I am sure

Find all posts by this user Reply
Londondrz


Posts: 1,538
Joined: Apr 2006
Post: #85
28-02-2008 09:25 AM

Did have a look late last night but even seeing double as I stumbled off the train I didnt see any.

Find all posts by this user Reply
robwinton


Posts: 335
Joined: Jun 2006
Post: #86
28-02-2008 09:36 AM

maybe it is a spitting red route, with "no spitting" between 7am and 7pm?

Find all posts by this user Reply
ohyeahkitten


Posts: 29
Joined: Nov 2007
Post: #87
05-03-2008 10:15 AM

New sign this morning 'No Spitting Area'. Am I really the only one seeing these????

Find all posts by this user Reply
Queenofdarts


Posts: 26
Joined: Nov 2006
Post: #88
05-03-2008 08:43 PM

Nope - I saw the snakes one last week.

Find all posts by this user Reply
michael


Posts: 3,224
Joined: Mar 2005
Post: #89
11-03-2008 11:13 PM

Southern Railways are planning to keep the gate closed to Perry Vale for most of the day when Oyster Readers are introduced. Only during peak times will staff man the exit with handheld Oyster readers. For more details read http://foresthillsociety.blogspot.com/20...ut-of.html

Find all posts by this user Reply
thenutfield


Posts: 235
Joined: Nov 2007
Post: #90
12-03-2008 12:40 AM

wow. this seems a system designed to maximise inconvenience for just about everyone concerned - train users who would otherwise use the PV gate will have to go over, then back under, just to get back where they started. Other train users will have to put up with many more people using the bridge - and the staff will have to put up with annoyed commuters! - is there anywhere we can write to about this?

Find all posts by this user Reply
IWereAbsolutelyFuming


Posts: 531
Joined: Oct 2007
Post: #91
12-03-2008 12:00 PM

That'll be great for disabled people and people with pushchairs, especially for those who live on the east of the tracks. I know a lift is planned at some point but that is by-the-by. At least at the moment you can alight on platform 2 and, with pushchairs at least, bump down one flight of steps (and then find a non-stepped route for which ever way you go). Bumping up and down two long flights of steps on the bridge will be a nightmare/impossible (I don't accept offers of help if I've got both my little'uns in the double pushchair as I don't want to do anyone an injury!).

Find all posts by this user Reply
roz


Posts: 1,796
Joined: Mar 2005
Post: #92
12-03-2008 12:59 PM

Jim Dowd resolved this matter last time they attempted to close the gates- I suggest someone write to him about it.
It seems that with every positive technological advancement comes an administrative hitch.
I can't see how the situation differs from what it is now.

I would love to see them trying to staff this reliably at all, especially at 8.30pm in the evenings which as far as I am concerned should also qualify as ' peak time' judging by the hundreds that got off a packed train on Monday evening.

As someone with a pushchair, I try to avoid peak time journeys so this affects me as well. If the gate is no longer open then like a lot of people I will have no choice but to continue to Sydenham and catch the train back up. It is much too dangerous to attempt the bridge steps twice with a baby in a pushchair. At least the other way its fairly easy to bump or carry it up or down.

Find all posts by this user Reply
NewForester


Posts: 377
Joined: Feb 2008
Post: #93
12-03-2008 01:49 PM

roz Wrote:
If the gate is no longer open then like a lot of people I will have no choice but to continue to Sydenham and catch the train back up.

Except that they have the same problem Sad

ELL and Oyster should make life easier for us, not harder.

Is there any progress on access via the Perry Vale car park? Surely it would make sense to sort this out and install a suitable Oyster access point there, which would also spread people out on the train Smile

Find all posts by this user Reply
michael


Posts: 3,224
Joined: Mar 2005
Post: #94
12-03-2008 02:00 PM

Jim Dowd and Len Duvall have both been made aware of the situation. Hopefully their intervention may improve the situation.

Find all posts by this user Reply
PVP


Posts: 271
Joined: Mar 2005
Post: #95
12-03-2008 06:37 PM

Stupid idea!!

Find all posts by this user Reply
PVP


Posts: 271
Joined: Mar 2005
Post: #96
12-03-2008 06:39 PM

Now for a more constructive point - currently people can come and go as they please from down platform. Once Oyster is in effect, we would just need a post to scan in and out on (to avoid paying over the odds on prepay). As long as the most common destination stations have barriers, there is little chance of TfL losing out.

Find all posts by this user Reply
Queenofdarts


Posts: 26
Joined: Nov 2006
Post: #97
12-03-2008 10:01 PM

Good grief - it was bad enough this evening (about 6.30pm) when they had a couple of people checking tickets at the PV exit; crowds of people waiting to get through.

Agree with pvp that it would be more sensible for them to install an Oyster scan point by the exit so prepay users can touch in and out, like the ones at DLR stations and at NX Gate. Preumably FH train users can't be trusted to do this themselves, though Cursing

Find all posts by this user Reply
thenutfield


Posts: 235
Joined: Nov 2007
Post: #98
12-03-2008 10:46 PM

I know that the mayor of London is not responsible for Forest Hill station, but he is I think responsible for the Oyster Card scheme? What with elections coming up, maybe an email campaign to Ken Livingstone might be useful?
mayor@london.gov.uk
I will be giving it a go!

Find all posts by this user Reply
Perryman


Posts: 810
Joined: Dec 2006
Post: #99
13-03-2008 03:53 PM

So the staff with the oyster reader will need to check each card manually?
That will take ages.

I know, why not print a date the journey is valid until, in big letter on a pocket sized card.
The inspectors could visually inspect these 'tickets' very quickly. Thumbup

Find all posts by this user Reply
ambient


Posts: 85
Joined: Nov 2007
Post: #100
15-03-2008 05:38 PM

I noticed some cordoned off spaces and some building materials in the Perry Vale car park, adjacent to the platform. Whilst not at all conclusive, it did look like something may be being done to allow access to the platform to the car park...

Find all posts by this user Reply
Pages (39): « First < Previous 1 2 3 4 [5] 6 7 8 9 Next > Last »

Friends of Blythe Hill Fields


Possibly Related Topics ...
Topic: Author Replies: Views: Last Post
  Petition: Pedestrian Crossing on Perry Vale by Forest Hill station BigED 7 4,686 03-06-2018 12:41 PM
Last Post: michael
  Christmas Tree Switch On - Forest Hill Station and Kirkdale Cllr Paul Upex 0 2,718 01-12-2017 05:22 PM
Last Post: Cllr Paul Upex
  Car reverses into cafe at Forest Hill station hillview 0 1,714 27-04-2017 12:00 PM
Last Post: hillview
  The History Of Forest Hill Station falkor 21 25,967 02-02-2017 04:43 PM
Last Post: Mr_Numbers
  Do we need a pedestrian crossing on Perry Vale at the rear of Forest Hill station? hertburs 113 57,250 16-11-2016 08:51 AM
Last Post: hertburs
  Lines closed Forest Hill station Woody R 1 2,523 18-07-2016 06:47 PM
Last Post: admin
  Abuse at forest hill station Perry vale side Laurab82 20 12,011 13-11-2015 03:35 PM
Last Post: Snazy
  Why is Forest Hill station so busy? Ligersaur 22 12,215 08-10-2015 05:40 PM
Last Post: Andrew1976
  Energy Garden at Forest Hill Overground Station P1971 22 13,889 12-08-2015 02:34 PM
Last Post: Decker
  Forest Hill Station Subway poolsneighbour 195 124,294 15-04-2015 01:46 PM
Last Post: John Daker
  Forest Hill Station Cashpoint Faulty? admin 1 3,358 04-01-2015 06:39 PM
Last Post: rbmartin
  Forest Hill station annoucements rbmartin 2 4,642 04-08-2014 11:49 AM
Last Post: Baboonery
  Forest Hill station accident - young girls aged 7 and 13 hit by vehicle admin 4 6,327 17-04-2014 07:45 AM
Last Post: Londondrz
  The retail units in the flats by Forest Hill station exit: any idea what the plan is? SeanThomas 11 9,643 12-08-2013 02:29 PM
Last Post: Tomcat
  Dodgy Beggar at Forest Hill Station nottinghillbilly 3 5,592 09-08-2013 06:55 PM
Last Post: Forest Hill SNT
  Strong Gas Smell - Perry Vale/Forest Hill Station markusorrillius 6 6,554 25-01-2013 05:16 PM
Last Post: Snazy
  Forest Hill Station forecourt Mr_Numbers 1 3,247 27-09-2012 08:49 AM
Last Post: admin
  Departure board at Forest Hill station LeeH 20 11,682 01-08-2012 05:30 PM
Last Post: rbmartin
  Forest Hill station short cut shoo_me 9 8,040 13-02-2012 02:14 PM
Last Post: Sherwood
  Pedestrian crossing by Forest Hill Station (Perry Vale side) Shara 57 41,819 05-02-2012 09:12 PM
Last Post: Sherwood