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were no serious traffic problems on Harrow Manorway last night following the
closure of the pedestrian ramps and while the northern station exit remains open there probably won’t be.
The few pedestrians using the new pedestrian crossing quickly caused a considerable queue but it cleared
quickly and contrary to my expectation most traffic was coming from Thamesmead. The Knee
hill roundabout was never in serious danger of becoming blocked.
The only problem I saw was an elderly gent in Gayton Road, probably younger than I am but never mind, who walked with the aid of a stick. He wanted to get a bus but could neither walk the half mile detour nor could he climb the stairs. Eventually and very slowly we made it together but not before he told me what he thought of the new arrangements.
He pointed at the nearby Cross Quarter development (Photo 1) and said the contractor there had gone from a mud patch to a structure of considerable height in a matter of weeks and expected to have a supermarket open by the middle of next year. His actual Crossrail comment is probably left to your imagination.