Network Rail bosses urged to consider second entrance plan for Putney station by Wandsworth Council
Councillors are stepping up their campaign for a second entrance in Putney train station.
The mainline station, located in Putney Hill, Putney, only has one entrance leading to the high street.
A £9m redevelopment of the station planned by Network Rail, would include installing three new lifts an expanded concourse area, new ticket gates, toilets and extended canopies along newly-lengthened platforms but no extra entrance.
Proposals have been put forward for a second entrance, preferably at the back of the station in Oxford Road, to relieve congestion in the station.
Thamesfield and East Putney ward councillors have written to Richard Parry-Jones, chairman of Network Rail, urging him to consider the proposals.
The project has been supported by MP Justine Greening, while a Wandsworth Council study supported the need for a second entrance.
Thamesfield councillor, Councillor Rosemary Torrington, said: "A second entrance at Putney station would help to alleviate congestion at peak time, offer easier access for residents living east of the station, facilitate the interchange with the tube at East Putney station and help to regenerate Upper Richmond Road."
A spokesman for Wandsworth Council said: "We have completed a first feasibility study which confirms a second entrance is physically possible, affordable and likely to offer value for money.
"We are now pressing Network Rail to adopt the project as part of their drive to improve capacity to the south west London network."
A spokesman for Network Rail said there were no plans for a new entrance.
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