Lifts at Caledonian Road Tube Station

Date petition submitted: 
02 December 2015
Petition presented by: 
Jennette Arnold AM,
Petition presented at: 
London Assembly Plenary

Summary of petition

‘Transport for London (TfL) has announced plans to replace the two lifts at Caledonian Road Tube Station, which will result in the closure of the station for 8 months from 4th January 2016 until mid-August 2016. Islington Council has written to TfL making it clear that this plan is not good enough. We the undersigned request that the Mayor of London instructs TfL to consider the following options – • Repair one lift at time to keep the station open; • Find a way to repair two lifts in far less than 8 months. We also call for the Mayor of London to urgently review TfL’s decision and to investigate how such a decision was taken without consultation with local residents or the local council.’

Response information

Response title: 
Mayor's Response
Name of person responding: 
Boris Johnson, Mayor of London
Response date: 
15 January 2016
"Thank you for your letter of 3 December enclosing the petition about the closure of Caledonian Road station. I understand that Transport for London (TfL) has been in contact with you to explain the reasons for the closure and these have also have been communicated to local residents and users of the station. Every effort has been made during the planning, and will continue to be made during the works, to complete this vital refurbishment in the shortest possible time. To ensure the council is aware of potential future works at a much earlier stage, TfL has sent the local council an update on the conditions of the lifts at each of the Underground stations within Islington. The petition refers to the closure of the station from 4 January 2016. As you are aware, following your feedback and that from a variety of local stakeholders, TfL has rescheduled the temporary closure of Caledonian Road station to start on 14 March 2016 to avoid any overlap with the closure of Tufnell Park. I hope this is a welcome development to the petitions."