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View trapperjohn's Profile trapperjohn Flag Horsham 07 Nov 21 4.52pm Send a Private Message to trapperjohn Add trapperjohn as a friend

For as long as I can remember over 50 years or so the alley way from Dagnell Park allowed access to the rear of the station hall and a gateway that could be opened for entry at the foot of the ramp to platform one, so there were two points of entry and no problems getting in. Now the “planners” have closed off the rear access (partly with a new lift) and funnel everyone from the alley out onto the main road to enter only via the main front door.

The result? Complete chaos. The queue back up the road is 100 yards long and yesterday it took 15 minutes to get into the station and as the train was due some 17 minutes after I joined the queue it was getting close. It has to be said that those queuing were on this occasion well behaved and patient. However there were pedestrians walking in the road in both directions amongst heavy traffic. And if you wanted to wait at the bus stop, good luck! Once people realise they are going to miss their train there will be pushing and queue jumping. I fear that it is only a matter of time before there is a serious accident.

Where is the crowd control? Where was the thought that allowed this stupid situation to arise in the first place? And what are the implications for an increase in capacity at the ground if 24000 crowds completely choke up Selhurst station?

 


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View Vincehair's Profile Vincehair Flag London 07 Nov 21 10.28pm Send a Private Message to Vincehair Add Vincehair as a friend

Agree. Crazy situation

 

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Agree, you need to have it set up for normal use, but a couple of gates that you can swing open at match time to relieve the pressure .

Norward Junction is much better managed

 

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I don't know why they don't just open the massive gate post-match (shown with a red X on the photo below)

Surely it must date back to when CPFC played at the Nest? (which was bang opposite the station)

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Back in the day


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Originally posted by dorking

I don't know why they don't just open the massive gate post-match (shown with a red X on the photo below)

Surely it must date back to when CPFC played at the Nest? (which was bang opposite the station)

Edited by dorking (08 Nov 2021 2.09pm)

I agree totally and as the barriers in the booking hall are left open anyway, it is not as if they are checking tickets. There are points there to tap in for Oyster or similar.and there is loads of room on the platforms if the staff that they do have up there just encourage people to move down.

 


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Originally posted by dorking

Back in the day


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Great pic and especially interesting to see the trolley bus power lines overhead. Now surely they were “green”

 


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Have to agree with all that has been said, it was awful on Saturday after the match.Southern Railway need to do something to remedy this problem and quick before someone gets injured or worse.
The staffing at the Station is totally inadequate and why the large padlocked road entrance gate to the station cannot be unlocked only Southern know.
Will be contacting them shortly.

 

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Originally posted by gerry theagle

Have to agree with all that has been said, it was awful on Saturday after the match.Southern Railway need to do something to remedy this problem and quick before someone gets injured or worse.
The staffing at the Station is totally inadequate and why the large padlocked road entrance gate to the station cannot be unlocked only Southern know.
Will be contacting them shortly.

Total joke,Opening the gate is the best solution, that bottle neck back down the alleyway is madness when it meets the others queuing up on the pavement!

Well done, hopefully you'll get a reply

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Thanks BBF they now have my email detailing the facts.I have suggested that Southern send members of their Safety Department to the station for the next home match on the 27th November between 16.45 and 17.30 to see the problem first hand. But I'm not holding my breath.

 

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Originally posted by gerry theagle

Thanks BBF they now have my email detailing the facts.I have suggested that Southern send members of their Safety Department to the station for the next home match on the 27th November between 16.45 and 17.30 to see the problem first hand. But I'm not holding my breath.

Good luck with that. Our local station toilet has been out of use for weeks as it is blocked. Apparently they have never heard of plumbers.

 


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View trapperjohn's Profile trapperjohn Flag Horsham 08 Nov 21 5.41pm Send a Private Message to trapperjohn Add trapperjohn as a friend

Originally posted by gerry theagle

Thanks BBF they now have my email detailing the facts.I have suggested that Southern send members of their Safety Department to the station for the next home match on the 27th November between 16.45 and 17.30 to see the problem first hand. But I'm not holding my breath.

Gerry, might it be worth copying in the club . Phil Alexander? As I mentioned originally it must have a potential impact on the new stand and increased capacity.

And in that connection One way to increase travel capacity from Norwood Junction is to stop the 12 carriage Thameslink trains at NJ on a Saturday.

 


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