Network Rail = Nearly Roadkill – Network Rail plays Frogger for real on York Way

Network_rail_nearly_roadkillNetwork Rail’s contractors have dug a huge hole in the road and pavement at the South end of York Way and made no provision for pedestrians.  To get to the heavily used bus stops you have to walk out into the road – there is no crossing!

This is idiotic – like a scene from a Laurel and Hardy film.  Or perhaps the classic computer game Frogger – where you have to dash between the trucks and cars to avoid a nasty death.

There isn’t even a sign on the South  side telling you what to do.  On the North side there is a paltry ‘use other pavement’ sign but no suggestions of how – which suggests you get off the bus, walk 300m up a narrow pavement under an intimidating hoarding.  Cross at a set of lights walk back 300m, cross the road again to get back to where you started – all with a pushchair or shopping etc.   Or step boldly out into the Kings Cross gyratory.

It’s terrifying that these Network Rail muppets are in charge of a railway if they can’t even run some roadworks.

UPDATE – Sunday 1400 – Alastair Metcalfe of Network Rail has been in touch – he has been down to the site and told the contractors this is unacceptable, let’s hope it improves

About William Perrin

Active in Kings Cross London and South Oxfordshire, founder of Talk About Local, helping people find a voice online and a trustee of The Indigo Trust , Good Things Foundation and ThreeSixtyGiving as well as Connect8.
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1 Response to Network Rail = Nearly Roadkill – Network Rail plays Frogger for real on York Way

  1. M@ says:

    I walked past this morning and it seems to be OK now.

    I also noticed that the footbridge from KC Platform 1 has finally closed in the past 24 hours.

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