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Kidbrooke’s new station building opens


A new station building has opened at Kidbrooke, on the Bexleyheath line in the Royal Borough of Greenwich. A collaboration between Berkeley, Network Rail and Southeastern, with the objective being to deliver a new flagship station building as part of the Berkeley’s Kidbrooke Village development of 5,000 new homes.

The new station will greatly improve the passenger experience through increased capacity and a pleasant environment both in front of the station and within the ticket hall. Ticket vending machines are also provided for times when the ticket office is closed.

Spacious ticket hall at Kidbrooke station.
David Wornham, Southeastern.

David Wornham, passenger services director for Southeastern, said: “We’re always wanting to do more for our passengers, and rail passengers in Kidbrooke now have a station built back better of which they can be proud.

“Regeneration has seen the area around Kidbrooke station transformed in the last ten years, to become a vibrant and modern place to live and work.

“We’re also pleased to have been able to work with Berkeley, who funded the new station, and who handled the planning process to ensure the new station sat comfortably amongst the wider regeneration strategy on what was the old Ferrier Estate.”

Paul Harwood, Network Rail.

Paul Harwood, Network Rail’s investment director for the Southern Region, added: “The new Kidbrooke Station is a great example of Network Rail working together with the private sector and train operator to massively improve an existing station – and some of this being achieved while working within the constraints that COVID-19 has had on construction activity.

“The station was funded by Berkeley as part of their new Kidbrooke Village development and the delivery was very much a collaboration between Network Rail, Berkeley Homes and Southeastern trains.

“It was clear that local stakeholders wanted an easily accessible station, linked to local bus services, and which will deliver a better experience for the residents and businesses of Kidbrooke Village, so we are so pleased to be able to provide this.”

Karl Whiteman, Berkeley.

Karl Whiteman, divisional managing director for Berkeley East Thames, commented: “Ensuring that the homes we build are well-connected is key to our regeneration vision for Kidbrooke Village. We’ve invested over £5 million in local transport facilities in the Royal Borough of Greenwich and this new station is a much welcome addition to the local area.

“The station sits right next to the development’s village centre, providing a sustainable form of transport connecting residents and local people to London Bridge and Waterloo East in under 20 minutes. This means that Kidbrooke Village really does offer the best of both worlds – set within 136 acres of parkland, wetlands and open space with a range of amenities on the doorstep, yet still within easy reach of central London.”

Passengers wait to board a train at Kidbrooke station.



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