Station improvements completed

After long-term negotiations with Network Rail and Govia, Cllr Deano Cline (Whyteleafe Village Council) has been working hard to ensure the following much-needed improvements have been made at Whyteleafe, Whyteleafe South and Upper Warlingham train stations.


  • General smartening up (including painting)
  • Improved CCTV
  • 24-hour manned help points
  • Over bridge repaired and painted
  • New barriers at the crossing
  • Staffed from opening
  • Electric car charging points installed
  • Amazon drop-off and collection point installed

Cllr Cline is also continuing to meet with train company representatives regarding the restoration of the peak service to Victoria.

Whyteleafe South:

  • New seating on both platforms
  • New ticket machines
  • New bridge
  • New lines painted in car park
  • Improved CCTV
  • New barriers at the crossing
  • New illuminated Whyteleafe South sign
  • Small shelter installed on southbound platform

Shelters have also been requested for the northbound platform.

Upper Warlingham:

  • Full restoration of peak Thameslink service

Cllr Cline, along with Whyteleafe Village Council, MP for East Surrey Claire Coutinho and Cllr Jeffrey Gray, has also been pushing for lifts to be installed at Upper Warlingham. Originally on a list of 50 stations which were being considered, Upper Warlingham is now on a shortlist of 12, thanks to the persistence of this group. A decision is due shortly.


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