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Saturday 2 February 2013 5.42pm
Eureka, the water was gone by early this morning, it was fixed!
Monday 4 February 2013 11.52am
TfL has confirmed that the subway at the Bartholomew Street end of the flyover doesn't feature in the current plans and will not be closed.

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Monday 4 February 2013 5.39pm
Thats wonderful James, thank you so much for finding out for us...:-)
Saturday 16 February 2013 7.24pm
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Monday 18 February 2013 10.30am
I sent an email to STEngagement@tfl.gov.uk asking if the subway under Old Kent Road by Mason Street will also be filled in, but never got a reply.

It's not clear from the map on the consultation page whether that is included as well.

https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/streets/bricklayersarms
Tuesday 26 February 2013 4.27pm
Dear Stakeholder

Bricklayers Arms Roundabout Subway Closure

Further to the letter we sent on 23 January. We have now reviewed all the responses we received. The majority of which were from local residents but also included Southwark Council. Overall most responses were in favour of the removal of the subways.

The key themes raised in the responses are highlighted below.

Although most people were in favour of removal of the subways, a number of people have requested that Transport for London (TfL) also review the removal of the flyover at this location. At this time the flyover is outside of the scope of the project. Should anything of this nature be considered in future we would consult with all affected stakeholders before making any final decisions.

Some stakeholders expressed concern about loss of the subway which links New Kent Road and Bartholomew Street. This subway is also outside of the scope of this project and will be retained.

A number of requests were made for the additional environmental improvements such as tree planting at the perimeter and use of nest boxes. We will be including areas of wildflower planting which will help to attract wildlife and trees are also planned.

There were also requests made for additional cycling facilities including more Barclays Cycle Hire stands. This again is outside the scope of the current project but will be brought to the attention of the relevant team.

There were some responses that sought to retain the subways on the basis of concern over street level crossing safety and the historical and architectural significance of the infrastructure. TfL believe that there are far wider benefits to the local community with regard to improved safety and local environment with filling in the subway and as such will be progressing with the scheme.

The work to begin to fill in the subways will commence from 27 February 2013. The work will be split into a number of phases which are outlined below.

The first phase will begin with closure of subways and preparation for their infilling; we are essentially working our way up from the barrels, then the ramps and eventually re-paving the footways around the junction (including planting of new trees). This should be complete by mid April

We will then move on to the central island, where the inner ramps will be filled in and the area re-landscaped, with new footways around the edge of the central island installed. This is expected to take up to mid-to-late May.

If you require any further information please contact me via [email protected]

Yours faithfully

Chris Hall

Consultation Delivery
Tuesday 26 February 2013 4.40pm
I wish they'd say "outside the scope" rather than "outside of the scope".

I know this is of little relevance to the subways, but why go to the trouble to put in an extra word when it's incorrect?

...if you press it, they will come.
Tuesday 26 February 2013 5.38pm
JohnBoy49 wrote:
Dear Stakeholder
Bricklayers Arms Roundabout Subway Closure

Further to the letter we sent on 23 January. We have now reviewed all the responses we received. The majority of which were from local residents but also included Southwark Council. Overall most responses were in favour of the removal of the subways.

The key themes raised in the responses are highlighted below.

Although most people were in favour of removal of the subways, a number of people have requested that Transport for London (TfL) also review the removal of the flyover at this location. At this time the flyover is outside of the scope of the project. Should anything of this nature be considered in future we would consult with all affected stakeholders before making any final decisions.

Some stakeholders expressed concern about loss of the subway which links New Kent Road and Bartholomew Street. This subway is also outside of the scope of this project and will be retained.

A number of requests were made for the additional environmental improvements such as tree planting at the perimeter and use of nest boxes. We will be including areas of wildflower planting which will help to attract wildlife and trees are also planned.

There were also requests made for additional cycling facilities including more Barclays Cycle Hire stands. This again is outside the scope of the current project but will be brought to the attention of the relevant team.

There were some responses that sought to retain the subways on the basis of concern over street level crossing safety and the historical and architectural significance of the infrastructure. TfL believe that there are far wider benefits to the local community with regard to improved safety and local environment with filling in the subway and as such will be progressing with the scheme.

The work to begin to fill in the subways will commence from 27 February 2013. The work will be split into a number of phases which are outlined below.

The first phase will begin with closure of subways and preparation for their infilling; we are essentially working our way up from the barrels, then the ramps and eventually re-paving the footways around the junction (including planting of new trees). This should be complete by mid April

We will then move on to the central island, where the inner ramps will be filled in and the area re-landscaped, with new footways around the edge of the central island installed. This is expected to take up to mid-to-late May.

If you require any further information please contact me via stengagement@tfl.gov.uk

Yours faithfully

Chris Hall

Consultation Delivery

Wow they are moving fast, how brilliant. Jan and Floodplain thank you for the pics and the memories of the old Bricklayers. Anyone got pics of the old railway sidings?
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