Access Upgrade 2
But, of we look carefully at the pictures fbb posted yesterday …
… we can see the shadowy shape of the original station building above and behind the new circulating area. A side elevation explains all!
Once the renovation and extension of the building is complete, you will enter as now (far right) and walk through the present booking hall, through a bit more of the existing building and into a new bit tacked on to the back, extending from the western elevation.
Here is the other end c/o Google Earth, taken when cleaning of the stonework was in progress.
What confused fbb was at least one artist’s impression …
… which showed some sort of market in the old back yard but no obvious extension to the building. The infill between the two wings is old (dating from the 1920s??) …
… but other views are more explicit about the new construction …
… although, clearly, detailed work was still “fluid”.
But the existence of a large glazed “wall” to bring light to the new circulating area seems a common theme.
There are hints the something will be happening on the platforms …
… but Notwork Rail’s offer of “wider platforms” seems unlikely unless extra width is to be cantilevered out from the existing viaduct. It would cost gazillions to widen the tracks for the island platforms 1 and 2. Maybe Notwork Rail means removing clutter and ancillary buildings and huttage?
Remember the uninviting and rather seedy arcade?
Accommodation has been found for the traders in adjacent property and the whole load of clutter is to be razed to the ground to create a brand new “Station Square” fronting on Rye Lane.
Just like it used to be!
And, as a bonus, it will get back its glazed portico over the main entrance!
For those who have an architectural interest, the station was designed by Charles Henry Driver (1832 to 1900) …
… who deigned many other stations including nearby Denmark Hill.
He also designed the Crossness …
… and Abbey Mills sewage pumping stations …
… both part of Joseph Bazalgette’s scheme to rid London of the celebrated “Great Stink”!
Unlikely as billiards is not the “draw” it once was!
Stuart Fillingham is “Head of Commercial” for East Yorkshire buses.
But the accompanying pictures were interesting because they do show some stunning improvements to “the waiting area” at Pocklington bus station.
… and after.
Apparently the Bearded Bus Beautifier from the Bush has also been involved in this bus station revamp. Pity they couldn’t manage to post copes of the actual timetables for the 197 and 199. Maybe East Yorkshire thought that they might take up too much pace.
… and, equally impressive, here is the 199.
To complete the excitement, here is a route map for the 197.
But there is a snag with Mr Fillingham:s twittering.
… a few feet left of the garage doors.
In case you don’t spot the “waiting area” here it is in close-up …
… again – but before its upgrade.
To add to the luxury, there is another stand (shelter?) opposite, which is only slightly less exciting than the original and upgraded best.
East Yorkshire is a company (GoAhead group) renowned for smart vehicles and good printed publicity.
The earlier Google Streetview view of the luxurious depot is well out of date livery-wise so fbb has posted a bus in the attractive livery now worn.