Not bad, as we enter quiet August with so many people away, our petition has just hit 550. The next major publicity events are not planned until September when the holiday season comes to an end. These include the launch of the report from the public meeting, a one-day stall at Chapel Market and a couple of very public demonstrations. The steady growth of the petition without any publicity is very heartening indeed. Not so good is that Network Rail have still not properly responded to the open letter, you can help by sending your own version, a template can be found on this site.
If you haven’t already asked everyone you know to sign the petition, please do. They just have to go to http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/kxaccess/ to sign up, they’ll be sent an email by Downing Street to verify their signature and that’s that.
And if you’d like to get involved in any of the events we are planning, do contact us for more information.
A quick recap on why we are campaigning:
1. Building a new platform to increase the capacity of the station which will close off the entrance at York Way/Wharfdale Road;
2. Removing the concourse at Euston Road to reveal the original double arches of the station and making this area exit only;
3. Closing all other entrances to the station; and
4. Building a new ‘Western Concourse’ which will be the only entrance to the station.
We’ve put together our own case. We believe that as Network Rail is closing entrances and by doing so gaining in revenue, they should replace these vital access points with, at the very least, a fully accessible pedestrian and cycle bridge from York Way/Wharfdale Road to the western side of the station near the new concourse. If they fail to do so, a brick curtain will be sealed from the junction of Euston Road/York Way in the south right up to Goodsway/York Way in the north and they will fail to meet their own corporate responsibility commitments. A bridge would cost Network Rail less than 1% of their redevelopment budget for the station.