A few weeks back, Network Rail workers moved in on the level crossing in Charlton Lane. And took away the footbridge.
Arthur asked The Charlton Champion what was going on. So we asked Network Rail.
A very nice spokesperson told us: “The footbridge at Charlton Lane has been taken away for major refurbishment and re-painting. We aim to get it back in position before Spring 2018 and in the meantime if people could use the level crossing we would appreciate their patience and understanding.”
A bit inconvenient if you come at a time when there are multiple trains coming, but hopefully a brighter and less creaky bridge will be back in place soon.