The Brockley Experiment

Barry Norris: Hey, listen up everybody, whoever's doing this, they're having a little fun at our expense.- The Belko ExperimentThe crazy cats at TfL have been freestyling around, throwing some stuff at the wall to see what sticks, and came up with the idea of making Brockley Station into a one-way access system, so that  ...

Brockley Station will go one-way from Feb 5-16

Kenny works for the London Overground and writes:@BrockleyCentral please could you publish an advance warning about a one way system that’s going to take place at Brockley Station from 5th Feb until 16th Feb Monday-Fridays 07:00-10:00 entry via Platform 2 entrance, exit via main entrance only. Step free access will be as normal— Mr. Kenny ...

What didn’t happen in 2016

Before I write the Brockley Central review of the year, I thought it would be worth reflecting on three things that don't appear in the 2016 round-up. These are stories and themes that were staples in previous years, but were happily absent in the last twelve months:Brockley murderWith depressing regularity each summer, as the nights ...

TfL plan to take control of South London trains includes new Brockley hub

TfL's vision for its expanded empireMayor Khan today presented the Secretary of State for Transport with the business case for the further devolution of London’s suburban rail services to Transport for London (TfL) and a plan, which includes a potential interchange between Brockley Station and the upper line which has been earmarked to reopen as ...

Southern proposes one fewer rush hour train from 2018

Southern Rail has published a consultation document regarding services from 2018, when the London Bridge upgrade is completed. The reward they're offering Brockley commuters for the years of disruption they have experienced is a reduction in service from 5 trains per hour during peak time to 4 trains per hour. All Brockley services will terminate ...

Cyclists, lose the Brockley high ground

Cyclists are brilliant. We reduce congestion, parking problems and the pollution that kills tens of thousands of Londoners each year. We make roads safer by reducing the number of cars on the road and we reduce crushing on trains by cutting the number of rail commuters.We should be loved. And yet, we are hated by ...

Brockley’s Town Centre

The development of 180 Brockley Road has created the closest thing we are ever going to get to a coherent town centre around Brockley Station, so it's worth reflecting on the finished product. The building links Coulgate Street and Brockley Road, while the improvements to Coulgate Street have opened up the East Side entrance to Brockley ...

Coming soon: The Brockley Station Energy Garden

Brockley is set to be one of the first London Overground stations to create an Energy Garden.The Energy Garden initiative will transform up to 50 London Overground platforms and stations into gardens that will incorporate food growing plots and solar energy providing on-site renewable energy for lighting, water pumps or other small scale station amenities.The gardens ...

Parroting Brockley’s virtues

Olly has a new rival.New passenger in Brockley station: Dorian the parrot https://t.co/samtJnQYV9 pic.twitter.com/obSChIh7yQ— WWNTransport (@wwntransport) February 11, 2016

TfL: Brockley link improvements not linked to Bakerloo Line extension

Brockley's development "interchange hub" could relate to the creation of a new orbital linkWhen news broke that TfL would be proceeding with plans for a Bakerloo Line extension to New Cross and Lewisham by 2030, I reported the accompanying news that Brockley Station was being considered as some sort of transport "hub" as a bit ...