Chairman Pip's Railway Thoughts

On the road to…Millwall

Posted in London, On the road..., Other general stuff about railways by Chairman Pip on 17 September 2011

Having missed the last away game at Nottingham Forest, today was the shortest away trip for me, Millwall. Of course, those of you that might be aware of the rivalry between West Ham and Millwall will know that being close by doesn’t mean a lot.

Date: 17 September 2011
Stadium: The Den
Capacity: 20,146
Attendance: 16,078
Away Section: North Stand
Score: Millwall 0-0 West Ham United
Nearest station: South Bermondsey
Local Rozzers: Metropolitan Police
Total Travel Cost: n/a (Zone 1-2 Travelcard)

Rail journeys:
11:03 – New Cross to London Bridge (Southeastern Class 465 Networker)
11:18 – London Bridge to South Bermondsey (Southern Class 455)
15:12 – South Bermondsey to Crystal Palace (Southern Class 455)
15:43 – Crystal Palace to New Cross Gate (London Overground Class 378 Capitalstar)

Station to Stadium: The Den is by far and away the easiest ground to get to if you are an away fan, as there is a specially built path that runs from the entrance of South Bermondsey directly into the away end of the stadium – very little chance of getting lost there. But of course, you need to think about why such a piece of infrastructure is needed, especially on a day such as today.

Anything else?: Being one stop from London Bridge is convenient, but not if you then get funnelled in a direction you really don’t want to go in by the Old Bill, which is likely as they don’t want to have to deal with trouble.

South Bermondsey railway station

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