London's newest railway station opened this afternoon, 8 hours, 2 weeks or 72 years late.
Just 9 months ago it was greenlighted, 5 months ago it was little but dirt, 2 months ago there were still no buildings and a month ago there was no footbridge.
As of today:
- Southern trains are calling, but First Capital Connect trains aren't, whatever Live Departures tells you. Update 3/6: Possibly they are now.
- One of the four Driver Only Operation cameras on the southbound platform is dead, and one of the four on the northbound is out of focus, which must be why only Southern are calling (FCC don't employ any guards).
- The footbridge is open, but the lifts aren't.
- Both platform canopies have panels missing.
- The station building canopy and adjacent platform canopy do not overlap.
- The station building has at least 5 external doors, but as yet none is the promised public toilet.
- Some ticket machines can already you a ticket to the station, but don't expect the barriers at Victoria (either station) to recognise them.
- It has a staffed ticket office, but the opening hours are puny.
- Both platforms have entrances at their far ends, as well as by the level crossing.
- There were a whole load of locals gathered to check out the station, but no staff around.