Victoria Line Closures

MQT on 2007-05-23
Session date: 
May 23, 2007
Question By: 
Geoff Pope
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


According to your seventy first Mayor's Report: 'Early closure of the Victoria line will be suspended if it coincides with a Premiership football match at White Hart Lane or Emirates and if there is a major event at Finsbury Park' Will early night closures of the Victoria line also be planned around engineering work on overground railway services from Walthamstow Central, Blackhorse Road, Tottenham Hale and Seven Sisters so that passengers journeys from these stations into central London are disrupted as little as possible?


Answer for Victoria Line Closures

Answer for Victoria Line Closures

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Minimising disruption for customers is central to London Underground's (LU) strategy for managing planned track and station closures. LU recognises the need to coordinate its work programmes with Network Rail (NR). Every 3 months, LU and NR meet to coordinate planned closures and a joint programme is in place ' which currently looks ahead to beyond 2008. LU also works with football clubs and the stadium authorities to coordinate fixtures and the track closure programme.LU plans to avoid northern-end Victoria line closures at the same time as any railway works interrupt the route from Seven Sisters / Tottenham Hale / Walthamstow Central to Liverpool Street. LU also endeavours to avoid clashing with the North London line track works which would affect Blackhorse Road. As a minimum, LU will seek Network Rail co-operation to ensure at least one of the three radial One routes into Liverpool Street is maintained when the Victoria line closes at 23.00. LU will also provide rail replacement bus services from Walthamstow Central to Finsbury Park, where customers can take the Piccadilly line. The bus will call at all Victoria line stations in between and will have the capacity to carry the volume of displaced customers.