We’re delighted that Gipsy Hill station’s ticket hall has reopened (with a very nice cafe) but we were concerned at the lack of level access to the platform. When the station was being rebuilt there was level access to the Victoria (and some London Bridge) bound platform which made it easier for people with disabilities, mobility problems or parents with pushchairs to get the train.
Unlike Streatham Hill we haven’t been given lifts with our new station and so Gipsy Hill councillors worked with Lambeth Council, local residents and our London Assembly member, Val Shawcross, to get Southern to reinstate level access to the platform.
Now passengers needing level access can go to the side entrance on Sainsbury Road and station staff will open the gate remotely if you press the buzzer. If there are any other local transport issues then please get in touch with us and we will do our best to help.