December 12 2013 Latest news:
Monday, September 2, 2013
Works at London Overground’s Kensington Olympia station have seen new ticket gates installed and pedestrian access across a footbridge preserved.
Transport for London’s installation of a fourth stairway at the station has enabled a division of the footbridge into two sides - one for fare-paying passengers and the other for pedestrians wishing to use it as a shortcut to cross the railway.
A spokesman for TfL said as well as delivering better access, the improvements will help to reduce the number of fare evaders who had previously used the un-gated station to access the wider London Overground network.
TfL’s Director of London Overground, Mike Stubbs said: “These works have delivered a better, more attractive station for passengers in keeping with the high standards across the London Overground network.
“We’re also pleased to have been able to preserve the footway through the station at the request of local residents who use it to make their way from Olympia Way to Russell Road.”