This Summer access to Kings Cross via the top end of platform one (from Wharfdale Road) will close for good. In a hard fought planning process Network Rail promised to do a study into a bridge across the tracks at this spot into the station to perpetuate this vital safe, well lit access route:
‘we will commit to further pursue the creation of a bridge if in our view a practical, cost-effective and affordable solution emerges from the study’
You can read about it here. Neighbour Sophie made a strong case at the time about how vital this route was for women, given the alternative of walking down the creepy side of the station. She is trying to follow up on what has happened with this study into a bridge – there has been no further community consultation. Now Sophie is being given the brush off by Network Rail, a publicly owned company. She and neighbour John Ashwell have been trying to get a straight answer from Network Rail since January.
It’s pretty straightforward – we sat down with Network Rail and agreed face to face to a study proposal and we haven’t heard from them and they don’t respond. Does anyone have any suggestions how to get a response? In the past I have found that they respond to lots of emails sent to their board members and phone calls to their offices – will harvest some addresses and post them here, along with phone numbers to ring.