Commuters going through Lewisham station will now have to follow a new one-way system to get in and out of the station during rush hour due to overcrowding fears.
The one-way system will take place on weekdays within rush hour (6.30am to 9.00am and 4.30pm to 7.30pm.) Within these times, there will be gate lanes that will be exit only or entry only.
After these hours, commuters will be able to exit and enter through either gate.
Daniel Morrison, Southeastern area manager said: “I feel it’s important to stress that our motive behind the introduction of the one-way system is to ensure the personal safety of our passengers.”
Transport for London has made a recent announcement, that they might extend the Bakerloo line to Lewisham via Old Kent Road and New Cross Gate. Lewisham Station will work as an interchange.
If plans to extend go through, there will be a rise in commuter rate at Lewisham station. A spokeswoman for the Southeastern said the system has been introduced to “improve passenger flow.”
Southeastern said that new signage would be installed, making it easier for passengers to find their way around.