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Merry Reggae Xmas to all our readers and a brighter New YEar.
I saw this record in the ‘The Studio’ mini cafe at Thornton Heath station. The cafe owner told me that Ian Parker lives in Thornton Heath and is a Studio customer when he is in town. Apparently he is a regular down to earth guy.
I was also pleased to hear that this cute cafe is not going to be destroyed by the Station redevelopment that is removing our beloved station newstand. Shutting at the end of the week – we wish the two guys well for their retirement after years serving the community!
Other news about the station is that the newly installed lifts are now working. Disabled people in the Heath can now travel by train for the first time. Its also great news for pushchair users, people with heavy bikes etc. Hurray.
Don’t forget to get a quick tea or roll at The Studio. (and tell him about the blog!) You might even get a celebrity autograph.
A railing was stopping the ambulance from attending to a passenger so they had just cut aware a set of railings so the car door could be opened.
Very impressed with the rescue services and hope that the two people in the car are recovering.
The access walkways and staircases were all prefabricated off site and lifted into place over one weekend by a huge crane. It was all ready to go the next monday morning. Incredible bit of construction. It will in time add lifts to all platforms and is part of the platform lengthening. New toilets, waiting room and information systems have be ready for some time. Its all very welcome. Hopefully things will continue to improve in ThorntonHeath!
Demo about deadly UK deportations. Jackie Nanyonjo died in Uganda after deportation by the UK Border Agency contractor Reliance. The Movement for Justice organised this demo near the clock tower in Thornton Heath.
Demo tomorrow outside Luna House home of the UKBA.