I am one of a number of concerned residents of Harlesden that have been campaigning for improvements to the entrances of Willesden Junction station, particularly Station Approach.
We feel that it is currently in a terrible state both aesthetically and in terms of pedestrian safety, especially those that are disabled or with a pushchair. Considering the importance of the station as a hub for London Overground & the Bakerloo line, as well as serving 7 bus routes in the area we feel that Harlesden residents and the business community of Park Royal deserves better, to that end we have been collecting signatures in a petition to show the level of discontent in the area,
As Network Rail will be commencing work to stabilise the embankment shortly, we feel this is an opportunity to address the larger picture, not just fill holes!
We, a collective of residents working under the banner of Harlesden Town Team, [which is an umbrella group for local residents associations, namely the Junction Association, and Rucklidge Avenue Association] have approached Network Rail, TfL, LB Ealing, LB Brent, & LB H&F about setting up a masterplan for the station, we hope to be included in their upcoming stakeholders meeting to discuss their plans. We feel it is important to get as many residents views of the station as possible, as well as the views of the business community.
Willesden Junction Station is both unsafe and dangerous, we NEED to change it now. Harlesden DESERVES better. If you're a user of this station, or have used the station in the past, please sign our petition.
For many years the area around Willesden Junction Station has been neglected. There is rubbish everywhere, the road is falling apart and no effort has been put into making it more attractive.
THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE. HARLESDEN DESERVES BETTER.
We therefore call on Hammersmith & Fulham, Brent Council and Network Rail to come to an agreement to solve this problem once and for all.
The FIX Willesden Junction Station petition to Network Rail was written by Ben and is in the category Neighborhood Living at GoPetition.