Shepherds Bush Station closure

MQT on 2008-02-20
Session date: 
February 20, 2008
Question By: 
Angie Bray
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


With reference to the Mayor's written answer 247/2008 would he like to revisit the Labouronline web site of Andrew Slaughter where in point 8 of "10 Things TfL aren't telling you about the closure of Shepherds Bush station", he explicitly calls on TfL to do the work at Shepherds Bush while keeping the station open. I quote "They should keep the station open now and look for a way to undertake all the necessary works without closure." Are we missing something here? Is there a way of doing this work while keeping the station open or is Andrew Slaughter heading up a misleading campaign presenting unrealistic objectives?


Answer for Shepherds Bush Station closure

Answer for Shepherds Bush Station closure

Answered By: 
The Mayor

It is not possible to rebuild the station and replace the escalators whilst keeping the station open. The escalators need to be completely replaced which involves removing their concrete and steel structures and rebuilding them.

LU's other option was to keep the station open whilst the station rebuilding work was carried out and then closing the station for a longer period in 2-3 years to replace the escalators.

With passenger numbers estimated to double at the station, a closure in the future would inconvenience many more people. LU therefore took the decision that to combine the rebuilding and escalator work programmes to get the work done now and, in doing so, reduce the impact on passengers in the future, was the best option.