Gunnersbury Station - Closed for 1 hour After Matches Finish

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Apparently Gunnersbury station will be exit-only straight after the match, and it sounds like this might be a regular thing. So much for encouraging public transport!
 

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Apparently Gunnersbury station will be exit-only straight after the match, and it sounds like this might be a regular thing. So much for encouraging public transport!

Where have you seen this please? absolutely f***s my plans up if correct, but I'd surprised if it is :confused:
 
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Where have you seen this please? absolutely f***s my plans up if correct, but I'd surprised if it is :confused:

On the TFL website. Closed for 1 hour after full-time.
 

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ffs, absolutely ridiculous
 

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Apparently Gunnersbury station will be exit-only straight after the match, and it sounds like this might be a regular thing. So much for encouraging public transport!
sounds nonsense to me.....its far enough away not to be a congestion problem and the old bill want away fans to use it instead of KB......sounds rubbish but the way things are thesedays its probably no suprise.....anything to do with that useless mayor is sure to be a balls up.......so instead they want everyone piling into kew bridge straight after ??!!!! unbeliveable......that wont be a problem then !!!!
 

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I went that way on Sat and asked if this was going to be for every game. Told they were monitoring it.
 

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A mental decision from TFL that is worthy of it's own thread.


Details can be found here (worth moving a few posts over, @Banana ?)

Was by far the most convenient station for us to get back to LU5, now it's either join a scrum for a 65 to Kew Gardens, or face a walk to South Acton or KG. Not ideal either way with a 3 year old and elderly father, on occasions.

And where on earth are away fans going to be directed to? Kew Bridge can't handle that many people for starters.

Insane.
 

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A mental decision from TFL that is worthy of it's own thread.


Details can be found here (worth moving a few posts over, @Banana ?)

Was by far the most convenient station for us to get back to LU5, now it's either join a scrum for a 65 to Kew Gardens, or face a walk to South Acton or KG. Not ideal either way with a 3 year old and elderly father, on occasions.

And where on earth are away fans going to be directed to? Kew Bridge can't handle that many people for starters.

Insane.
proper insane....its far enough away not to be a congestion problem and the old bill want away fans to use it instead of KB......sounds rubbish but the way things are thesedays its probably no suprise.....anything to do with that useless mayor is sure to be a balls up.......so instead they want everyone piling into kew bridge straight after ??!!!! unbeliveable......that wont be a problem then !!!! the world has gone truly mental
 

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I got turned away from there on Saturday. I didn’t realise that it was football related. It did seem very odd that they were going to open it later. There was a replacement bus to Hammersmith. If it is to for the football, it’s madness!
 

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Narrow platforms.

How long does it take to get to the station after the final whistle?
 

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That's ludicrous, what are the walking to options Kew Gardens, Chiswick Park or Turnham Green?
kew gardens 30mins walk and im pretty sure the fine and posh denizens of kew wouldnt want loads of football chaps decending on their location. lol ...where gunnersbury is mostly all offices/car dealers etc and big wide streets on the way to there....TFL has really lost the plot this time lol
 

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A mental decision from TFL that is worthy of it's own thread.


Details can be found here (worth moving a few posts over, @Banana ?)

Was by far the most convenient station for us to get back to LU5, now it's either join a scrum for a 65 to Kew Gardens, or face a walk to South Acton or KG. Not ideal either way with a 3 year old and elderly father, on occasions.

And where on earth are away fans going to be directed to? Kew Bridge can't handle that many people for starters.

Insane.
Kew Gardens, Chiswick Park nearer and about the same time walk we did South Ealing to Griffin Park
 

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Narrow platforms.

How long does it take to get to the station after the final whistle?

Post-Bournemouth it took me 10-12 mins to walk from where we were in the West Stand (with one quick stop for a chat with someone, and a bit of fat-man jogging when my National Rail app told me a train wasnt far off!).

Platforms aren't great but I wouldn't go so far as to say they were narrow, when compared to many other busier stations, especially on the Underground.
 

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This is the big time folks.
The match day experience ripped to shreds.
Hoping to beat the teams we have regularly played for the last 7 seasons often enough not to be relegated while being pumped by everybody else.
Etc etc.
 

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A mental decision from TFL that is worthy of it's own thread.


Details can be found here (worth moving a few posts over, @Banana ?)

Was by far the most convenient station for us to get back to LU5, now it's either join a scrum for a 65 to Kew Gardens, or face a walk to South Acton or KG. Not ideal either way with a 3 year old and elderly father, on occasions.

And where on earth are away fans going to be directed to? Kew Bridge can't handle that many people for starters.

Insane.
Richmond no good ?
 

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I remember Gunnersbury station being mentioned at that open planning meeting we went to. It was stated then it already needed to be upgraded to cope with increased passenger numbers caused by Chiswick Business Park. If that never happened I can understand tfl's decision to close it for an hour. Could be bloody dangerous otherwise. Would certainly need a staffed queueing system at the very minimum. But where do they now expect the fans to go to?
 

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That's ludicrous, what are the walking to options Kew Gardens, Chiswick Park or Turnham Green?
Acton Town and South Ealing probably nearer than Turnham Green. Chiswick Park is a good shout though.
 

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Kew Gardens, Chiswick Park nearer and about the same time walk we did South Ealing to Griffin Park

KG is half a mile further than Gunnersbury from Lionel Road South (going by Google Maps walking routes), just looking at alternative options now.

When I'm by myself or with other capable adults walking to KG or waiting an hour for Gunnersbury to open is fine enough but when the little or senior LU5s are with us its a different ball game.
 

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whats the rough timings of 65s of a Saturday evening, one every 10 mins? Bigger gaps after evening games as well, going to be a right old bundle to get on one to either Kew Gardens or Richmond.
 

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I was intending to get the North London line (overground). So presumably that’s out of bounds, as they weren’t letting anyone in to the station.
 

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I was intending to get the North London line (overground). So presumably that’s out of bounds, as they weren’t letting anyone in to the station.

Yeah, that's (was) our route.
 

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yes i meant jump on bus
bus w$%%^&s !!!! lol

we nearly died on a 65 going back from gp to richmond after a watford game late 90's......some lunatic with his mates had a machete or something similar in his jacket and his brother was lying on top of him trying to stop him while telling us it was best to get off while we could lol lol bleedin buses..................and then we found out a long time later that it was down to mad eyes/dangerous flicking something at the back of his head.......he did keep that quiet to himself for at least a year !!! lmbo
 

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Can it be any worse than Shepherds Bush after a rara's game?
 

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Acton Town and South Ealing probably nearer than Turnham Green. Chiswick Park is a good shout though.
I've prepared for options and Chiswick Park, Kew Gardens are 20 mins, Acton Town 24 mins, Turnham Green 28 mins which is same as South Ealing. Much depends what your destination is, my preference is to get to Waterloo but if Kew Bridge is overly crowded, I'll walk to Kew Gardens or Chiswick Park. Kew Gardens gives me the added option of North London Line & District, which is why Gunnersbury would have been better.
 

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Also factor in that according to Network Rail Journey planner, SWT trains are only running every half hour at 26 & 56 minutes past the hour to London from Kew Bridge, the aftermath from the game against Arsenal is going to be a real bun fight!

After Saturday's match against WHU on leaving the Stadium you were being "advised" to use the new tunnel to gain access to the station. They were holding people back due to "overcrowding".
 

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Apparently Gunnersbury station will be exit-only straight after the match, and it sounds like this might be a regular thing. So much for encouraging public transport!
lol - well done TFL, way to go!
 

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I was intending to get the North London line (overground). So presumably that’s out of bounds, as they weren’t letting anyone in to the station.
You can get same line at Kew Gardens or South Acton, I was going to test that line out on occasions too.
 

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....this decision actually forces all aways to use Kew bridge station....and I have a feeling the Mets plan will be to corral away supporters in to the underpass next to London bound platform at FT....millwall style operation....as said elsewhere...the Kew Bridge experience especially London bound will be very interesting this season.
 

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It will just make people want to take their car instead. Insane.
Parking issues then though. I'll drive on occasions and probably stick with Ealing Road for parking toward South Ealing station
 

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1627983651739.pngThis was for the WHU on Saturday, the alternative instead of Acton Town is to walk through Chiswick Business Park where there is a bridge linking to Chiswick Park station
 

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It’s a fair old walk to Richmond, although there are two buses on the route, the 65 and the 110 (iirc).
Walk over Kew Bridge to Kew retail park and there's the R68 that goes through Richmond as well. Will add 30/ 40 mins to the journey though....
 

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Gunnersbury station is the nearest UG station. I would imagine that when all settles down, and gets back to normal Gunnersbury Station will be heavily used by away fans if that turns out to be correct that in its self could cause a problem with away and home fans being held together outside the station.
 

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Narrow platforms.

How long does it take to get to the station after the final whistle?
Can’t say that I’m surprised in these safety conscious times. Island platform and junction of 2 busy lines with time needed to clear bods between trains.

40 mins for me (with stick) to Acton Town via Gunnersbury Park and Nth Circ. Not sure I’ll fancy doing that in the depths of winter though...
 

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FWIW the distances for walking on the Brentford OS travel guide


are utter nonsense, they may be right for 'as the crow flies' but the actual routes are as much as 10-15 minutes longer when worked out properly.
If you google any station to Kew bridge it gives you the quickest walking routes and times, they are generally a couple of minutes longer than this communication.
 
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