Away Fans Access to Kew Bridge Railway Station

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I noticed when exiting on Sunday that quite a few Liverpool fans were trying to access the tunnel to Kew Bridge station, not only did they look quite concerned in having to try and walk the "wrong" way against a tide of BEES fans going to opposite way, it also seems a stupid idea and one that could spark an incident.
 

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I noticed when exiting on Sunday that quite a few Liverpool fans were trying to access the tunnel to Kew Bridge station, not only did they look quite concerned in having to try and walk the "wrong" way against a tide of BEES fans going to opposite way, it also seems a stupid idea and one that could spark an incident.
That's the only way they can access the station. Not ideal but there's no other way
 

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Is there a deadline for when the tunnel opens. I know it joins the unfinished piazza area.
 

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Not sure if it deserves a separate thread, but exiting the West Stand and heading to A204/Kew Bridge has been a nightmare after games too.
Needs to be a clearly separate queue for the Kew Bridge station tunnel, and a “through lane” for those wanting to get to/across A204. Should be started much further back than it currently is, and divided by barriers if possible.
 
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Who ever thought having a separate cycle path wouldn't just get swamped by non cyclists, but I guess it looked good on the drawing board.
 

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Can u imagine the logistic chaos/challenge if we did have a c+20k stadium!
 

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That's the only way they can access the station. Not ideal but there's no other way

Agree that’s the only way for away fans to access the station but it has potential for some unsavoury incidents in future games.
 

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Who ever thought having a separate cycle path wouldn't just get swamped by non cyclists, but I guess it looked good on the drawing board.
Perhaps providing ample provision for cyclists was a condition of Planning Permission?

Hobbsy? Anyone?
 

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Not sure if it deserves a separate thread, but exiting the West Stand and heading to A204/Kew Bridge has been a nightmare after games too.
Needs to be a clearly separate queue for the Kew Bridge station tunnel, and a “through lane” for those wanting to get to/across A204. Should be started much further back than it currently is, and divided by barriers if possible.
It might get a bit better once all the scaffolding has gone..
 

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Agree that’s the only way for away fans to access the station but it has potential for some unsavoury incidents in future games.

Perhaps we hold the away fans inside the ground for at least 30 mins against Chelsea?.

I'm sure the Met Police and safety advisory group is top of it though.
 

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That's the only way they can access the station. Not ideal but there's no other way
I thought away fans were to be discouraged from using Kew Bridge Station?
 

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Perhaps we hold the away fans inside the ground for at least 30 mins against Chelsea?.

I'm sure the Met Police and safety advisory group is top of it though.

Yep - could be interesting against Chelsea and not in a good way.
 

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That's the only way they can access the station. Not ideal but there's no other way
There is a disused tunnel under the Chiswick High Road...shame they could not have reinstated that during development and had away fans access from there.
 

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Yep - could be interesting against Chelsea and not in a good way.

Totally agree. And despite their success, alot of their supporters don't like us as they see as a threat and didn't like our reaction to their 2 v 2 match years ago in the FA Cup when they equalised in the last minute with Torres.

Make no mistake, they "real" fans are dreading this game ( and know we can potentially win this game). They constantly sing " we champions of Europe and we know what we are".

They have everything to loose and we have "nothing to fear"
 

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Totally agree. And despite their success, alot of their supporters don't like us as they see as a threat and didn't like our reaction to their 2 v 2 match years ago in the FA Cup when they equalised in the last minute with Torres.

Make no mistake, they "real" fans are dreading this game ( and know we can potentially win this game). They constantly sing " we champions of Europe and we know what we are".

They have everything to loose and we have "nothing to fear"
It wasn't anywhere near the last minute and it wasn't years ago.
 

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It was a very late equaliser. And the game was played in 2013.
Yep not years ago. A mere 8. I'm not looking at anything but from memory I'd say it was probably circa 12 minutes from the end. No way a last minute job.
 

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Yep not years ago. A mere 8. I'm not looking at anything but from memory I'd say it was probably circa 12 minutes from the end. No way a last minute job.

7 mins from time according to the bbc.

8 years is to me is "years ago " and was with 7 mins to go, it's still classed as late goal (in my book) but agree, it wasn't last minute.
 

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7 mins from time according to the bbc.

8 years is to me is "years ago " and was with 7 mins to go, it's still classed as late goal (in my book) but not last minute.
Ha there you go. I'm 66 and 8 years ago is yesterday. I'll give you 7 mins is late but probably had 5 mins injury time added making us both right. I remember Harlee was very lucky not to give away a pen for hand ball literally in the couple of minutes which would have been very harsh.
 

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Ha there you go. I'm 66 and 8 years ago is yesterday. I'll give you 7 mins is late but probably had 5 mins injury time added making us both right. I remember Harlee was very lucky not to give away a pen for hand ball literally in the couple of minutes which would have been very harsh.

Thanks for response. I did have to quickly reasearch it on the BBC site. To me being at the game, it seemed like the last minute but your right, it wasn't the last minute either.

My Chelsea supporting mate went missing at half time. That's for sure. I def remember that!. 😆
 

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I thought there were no trains for the Chelsea game?
 

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I noticed when exiting on Sunday that quite a few Liverpool fans were trying to access the tunnel to Kew Bridge station, not only did they look quite concerned in having to try and walk the "wrong" way against a tide of BEES fans going to opposite way, it also seems a stupid idea and one that could spark an incident.
Swarm, not tide, would have been perfect word choice !
 

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There is a disused tunnel under the Chiswick High Road...shame they could not have reinstated that during development and had away fans access from there.
Where did that run between on CHR?
 

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Totally agree. And despite their success, alot of their supporters don't like us as they see as a threat and didn't like our reaction to their 2 v 2 match years ago in the FA Cup when they equalised in the last minute with Torres.

Make no mistake, they "real" fans are dreading this game ( and know we can potentially win this game). They constantly sing " we champions of Europe and we know what we are".

They have everything to loose and we have "nothing to fear"
Missing a whoosh aren't you !
 

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Where did that run between on CHR?
I took this in 2018. It’s right by the stairs on the eastbound platform and goes under the road. You could make an argument for reopening and shepherd away fans this way.29BD6F66-EC8E-47FD-B2A6-217186B62505.jpeg
 

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I took this in 2018. It’s right by the stairs on the eastbound platform and goes under the road. You could make an argument for reopening and shepherd away fans this way.View attachment 27809
Makes sense. And if it's only for use by away fans then it looks like it's ready to go - no clear up or improvement works required.
 

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I took this in 2018. It’s right by the stairs on the eastbound platform and goes under the road. You could make an argument for reopening and shepherd away fans this way.
I used to play around the railway as a boy and that tunnel (in my distant memory) was to allow maintenance staff to get to the points at the rail junction on the other side. I don't think there was access from the high road on that side, so something quite complex would be needed to be built to get there.
 

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I thought away fans were to be discouraged from using Kew Bridge Station?

they were, iirc, supposed to be nudged towards using Gunnersbury. But of course......
 

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I couldnt make it to Brighton but v Arsenal and Liverpool ive hardly seen a single away fan outside the ground before or after. GP they were everywhere.
 

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I couldnt make it to Brighton but v Arsenal and Liverpool ive hardly seen a single away fan outside the ground before or after. GP they were everywhere.
Met a Liverpool fan, and their carer, crossing the Great West Road, who were just following us.
For future reference where is the disabled section?
 

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Met a Liverpool fan, and their carer, crossing the Great West Road, who were just following us.
For future reference where is the disabled section?
There's one in every stand, so they just need to go to the away end as everyone else is.
 

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I couldnt make it to Brighton but v Arsenal and Liverpool ive hardly seen a single away fan outside the ground before or after. GP they were everywhere.

Yes, I’ve noticed this as well. A lot of away fans do seem to pile straight out of the station into the Express
 

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I couldnt make it to Brighton but v Arsenal and Liverpool ive hardly seen a single away fan outside the ground before or after. GP they were everywhere.
Arsenal seemed to have loads in The Gunnerbury, which makes sense as they used the train to Gunnersbury, plenty also went to Richmond as the trains were buggered from Waterloo that night too.
 
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