Bus replacements: Clapham Common Tube station

MQT on 2009-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2009
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Although Clapham Common Tube station will be shut (exit only) in peak-time for two months, causing massive disruption to passengers at this overcrowded station, and putting extra pressure on already overcrowded Clapham North, TfL have not only abandoned plans for a new direct bus link from Clapham to the City, but refuse to increase bus capacity or run replacement bus services over part of the route. Will you be more constructive than your predecessor, who refused to do anything about this ?


Answer for Bus replacements: Clapham Common Tube station

Answer for Bus replacements: Clapham Common Tube station

Answered By: 
The Mayor

London Underground (LU) has no plans to make Clapham Common station exit only during peak times.

On the three weekends when the Northern line train service was suspended south of Stockwell to facilitate enabling upgrade works earlier this year, LU did provide a dedicated replacement bus service - including a stop at Clapham Common station.

TfL has reviewed the impact of the temporary restrictions at Clapham Common Station. Taking account of the alternatives that passengers will wish to use during this period, including alternative stations, it considers that there is no requirement to provide a bus replacement service. TfL will keep this under review in the usual way.