Brixton Tube Station

MQT on 2003-12-17
Session date: 
December 17, 2003
Question By: 
Valerie Shawcross
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


What steps have TfL offices taken to try to reduce the impact of temporary closure of the tube station on shops and market businesses over the Christmas holiday period?



Answer for Brixton Tube Station

Answer for Brixton Tube Station

Answered By: 
The Mayor

During the closure of Brixton station, London Underground will run a frequent replacement bus service from Stockwell to Brixton. Additionally tickets can be used on all bus routes that serve Brixton station and on South East train services between Brixton/Herne Hill/Denmark Hill and Victoria, on Thameslink services between Loughborough Junction and Elephant & Castle and Blackfriars and also on South Central train services between Clapham High Road and Victoria. Representatives from LUL met with the Brixton Business Forum on 27 November to explain the situation and the contingency plan that is being put in place. The dates of the closure were chosen to coincide when the Victoria line between Brixton and Stockwell was relatively lightly used and when road traffic was light and the replacement buses could flow easily. .