A long running campaign for a second entrance at Putney station too a step forward when it was revealed that Network Rail is carrying out a feasibility study into the town hall’s proposals.
Wandsworth council has long argued for a new entrance to the station – via a footbridge leading directly onto the platforms from Oxford Road.
At the moment, passengers on the nearby East Putney tube station have to walk past Oxford Road to the far end of the platforms to get into Putney station (and vice-versa), so the new entrance would significantly shorten the interchange.
As well as reducing overcrowding on platforms near the existing entrance, a second one provided in Oxford Road would mean passengers living in East Putney and beyond would no longer have to trek all the way to the high street to enter the station.
It would also hugely improve the interchange with tube passengers using District Line services at East Putney station.
The council has offered to help fund a new footbridge and conducted a feasibility study in 2014 to see where a new entrance could be provided, how much it might cost and where other funding could come from.
Network Rail is now investigating if the council’s numbers add up and whether it is viable to add the second entrance.