I see the station is completed..looks like a wow to me except I had to kneel at the ticket machine to read the instructions to collect my tickets. Now we see the public realm progressing with thousands of GBSterling wasted repaving a newly paved area. However 2 years ago I participated in a public realm consultation . No one from LBE has contacted me to show how this area of public realm is being sorted now.Their last efforts ignored the duty under a British Standard to place a disabled bay right bang next to the station entrance. Anyone with more info.
Arthur Breens ● 168d12 Comments
Yes, age is a contributing factor too.Simple typos can happen, we all make mistakes
Peter Yale ● 149d
It hasn't, but one of the many failures of the application used to create this forum is that one cannot subsequently edit a post to correct a typing error.
N V Brooks ● 149d
I've just been through there, looks a big improvement on the very old station. As Manor Road entrance is being 'tarted up' at the mo it's impossible to see whether or not Ealing council will reduce the width of the road or make it one way, we'll see. One thing that hasn't altered with tfl is that ALL the lights on the platform were on in the sun. Climate crisis anyone?
peter king ● 151d
Arthur, you presume a level of competence within the council that has been evidently lacking for years.
Simon Hayes ● 157d
The men in hard hats and reflective jackets are making slow but steady progress in the public realm in front of West Ealing station. It is very important they have working drawings. But what about us? We should have seen these at the formative stage. The virus doesn't change these rules. So why the secrecy? Who's in charge? Why no reply from either chief exec or portfolio holder? Even I as a senior officer could go round the corner nic the drawing from the hard hats photocopy it and post it to me. Very frustrating.
Arthur Breens ● 157d
Makes you wonder what mess they will make of Ealing Broadway station when it's ready. Having passed on the question of an escalator for the two tube lines, we have the prospect of road chaos outside if Bell and his Band of Merry Idiots get their proposal to curb through vehicles .
peter king ● 162d
Do you mean the Peter Principle?I too filled in a consultation about Ealing Broadway Station and I also wrote to TfL. I tried to find the charity I had found useful before about truly accessible transport. The charity I gave the website address for above just seems to have been resurrected recently (which seems a bit fishy but there you are) so must have suddenly been given a grant. Grants come and go :)I wonder whether the ticket machines have been assessed for use by all? Sorry but I've never watched Line of Duty - so can't compare!
Philippa Bond ● 163d
Do you seriously think anyone worth their salt could actually be able to simply get on and do their job let alone do it well.It is top heavy with politicised and rather career ambitious management who haven't got a clue.You only have to watch Line of Duty to see how these types somehow worm their way to the top. It might be fiction but just working for various institutions for decades reveals this is not so far from the reality.There are good dedicated people, who just want to do their jobs, and their are those with that bit extra to bring to the table. But they are always held back and put down by the super ambitious bully culture of ladder climbers.
Raymond Havelock ● 164d
No sorry not there. However on the LBE website the designers of the other two stations appear to work without drawings...or are they really designers? On the LBE website they have the conclusions of consultations without the intention wrapped up in a drawing.You can't up make this paucity of communication. Agast.
Arthur Breens ● 164d