The tunnel connecting the new Cardinal Place entrance with the District Line platforms opened last week but, not being a frequent user of that entrance (until now), I only found out by seeing the article on the Ianvisists site. When heading to the DL from Cardinal Place, the link tunnel is very obvious and is signed when you descend into the station from the ticket hall. Coming the other way is another matter. I could not see any signage on the eastbound platform this morning to hint that I could exit another way, and I had to hunt around for the right tunnel - which for me meant crossing to the westbound platform and heading for the doorway I knew went the way I wanted, from having used it last night.
The link will be handy in inclement weather such as today, or during the winter when staying in the warm for longer is to be welcomed!
Looking forward to the enlarged ticket hall in a year or so, it should have a big impact on the queuing to get down to the Vic line
it should have a big impact on the queuing to get down to the Vic line
Yes we will wait in the tunnel rather than on the concourse.
I have the misfortune to pass from Southern on to the Vic. each Thursday. The problem is there is not enough capacity on the Northbound Vic. to cope with demand. If a couple of Southern and a SE arrive within a minute, the escalators and vic booking hall become packed, and so the entrances are closed... As long as the Vic keeps the 1 min. wait between northbound trains and the SE and Southern services are kept apart it all runs fine.