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Warnings over traffic delays in Streatham

Motorists are being warned that work to Streatham Common station could cause disruption for several months.

Network Rail, which is responsible for maintaining stations and railways, is to start work on a major scheme this autumn to extend the platforms at Streatham Common station to allow longer trains and more passengers.  

But the work will mean that the railway bridge at Greyhound Lane will need to be closed, first partially until November 2nd, and then fully in both directions until April 29th 2013.

Local councillors and council traffic officers have held meetings with representatives from Network Rail to try to make sure disruption is kept to a minimum, and a series of diversions are being put in place to minimise delays.

Cllr Lib Peck, Cabinet Member for Regeneration, said:

“The council accepts that this work is necessary in the long run, but we are concerned that it is likely to cause major delays for Streatham residents as well as added disruption for residents living nearby.

“We will be keeping watch on this extremely closely to monitor traffic levels and seeking regular meetings with Network Rail and local residents to monitor progress and share any concerns as the work progresses.

‘We know that local businesses are concerned about interruption to trade and we are taking this up with Network Rail and will explore what they can offer in terms of compensation.’’

For a full list of diversions see Lambeth Traffic Management.

For any questions you may have we have set up a specific email address which is StreathamCommonStation@lambeth.gov.uk.

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