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Streatham Common platform extension

Autumn 2012 to spring 2013

What's happening?

We're extending platforms 1 and 2 at Streatham Common, as part of a scheme to allow longer 10-car trains to run to and from London terminals from December 2013, providing additional space for passengers at the busiest times.

We have been working with Transport for London, Southern Railway, Lambeth Council and other stakeholders to make sure the works cause the least possible disruption.

The platforms will be extended by 45 metres towards Norbury, taking the platforms underneath and beyond Greyhound Lane road bridge. We appreciate this will inconvenience residents and businesses in the area, but work is necessary to improve the railway.

Greyhound Lane will be temporarily closed where it crosses over the railway to allow contractors to remove part of the bridge to create space for the new platforms. A new section of bridge deck will then be built above the railway line and Greyhound Lane reopened to road and pedestrian traffic.

Arrangements have been made to:

  • Divert vehicles around the bridge closure
  • Set up traffic diversions for local traffic
  • Provide a shuttle bus link to the diverted 118 and N133 bus routes

Minutes of the public meeting held on 6 December 2012

Greyhound Lane road bridge closure, present - 7 May 2013

Greyhound Lane Road Bridge is on target to open on 7th May 2013. Traffic will be reinstated in BOTH DIRECTIONS over the bridge.

The B272 Greyhound Lane road bridge is closed to all vehicles until late April 2013. This is so that contractors can reinstate the diverted utility services that are buried under the pavement.

Local businesses will be open as usual. Business owners are encouraged to contact us for a personalised discussion regarding the impact of the works.


Map showing traffic and bus diversions


A diversionary route is in place via A23 Streatham High Road /Gleneagle Road/ Ambleside Avenue / A216 Mitcham Lane. Southbound traffic will then be signposted to Streatham Vale via Eardley Road. From Streatham Vale, northbound traffic will be diverted via Aberfoyle, Carnforth, Eardley and Westcote Roads.


Pedestrians have been redirected from the temporary footbridge to a safe walking route over Greyhound Lane Road Bridge.

TfL bus routes 118 and N133

These services are currently diverted from their usual route between Wide Way and Streatham High Road via Stanford Road.

TfL Bus Route 60 has been reinstated as of 23 February to operate every 12 minutes from the south side of Streatham Common Station via Streatham Vale. It will replace the 560 shuttle bus.

Free shuttle bus service 518 

A 15 - 20 minute shuttle bus will continue until the 29 April (running from 0415 to 0155) northbound along Greyhound Lane to Streatham bus station/interchange and returning southbound via Streatham High Road and Kempshott Road.

Bus route information can be obtained from

After the bridge is open 

Parking restrictions

All temporary waiting and loading restrictions (yellow lines) will remain in place and enforceable for a further six weeks after the bridge opening. These will be consulted on, and retained if the restrictions receive support.

TfL Bus Route 60, 118 and N133

TfL bus services will be reinstated from 7th May and the 518 free shuttle service will be removed. Bus route information can be obtained from

Contact Details

If you require any further information on these works please contact the Network Rail 24 hour helpline on 08457 11 41 41.

Last updated 18 February 2015

Contact us

If you have any concerns or questions, please get in touch

08457 11 41 41

or email us