Sunday, 20 February 2011

Squalid Gateway to Wembley 2012

Wembley will be hosting football, gymnastics and badminton for the 2012 Olympics. Spectators using Wembley Central Station will be greeted by a dilapidated station where the new lifts have been installed but have never been commissioned, destination boards don't work and platforms are flooded. The facade of the station looks like an allotment shed amidst the gleaming new development. During the May election Barry Gardiner MP claimed the credit for a 'new' station but the truth is that it has never been finished after money ran out and quarrels about responsibility between the Council, Railtrack and Transport for London were never resolved. With only a year to go urgent action needs to be taken.

The 'allotment shed' entrance 

Destination boards don't work  
The flooded Bakerloo/Overground platform  
Flooded platform on the Southern East Croydon-Milton Keynes line

The exit from the Southern platforms

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