Station closures: value for money [1]

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


When Tube stations are closed for essential engineering works, are station staff redeployed elsewhere or if not, what other duties do they undertake which ensures that farepayers and taxpayers are getting value from the salaries they earn ?


Answer for Station closures: value for money [1]

Answer for Station closures: value for money [1]

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Often, although no train services are running, station ticket halls remain open and staff are required to provide information on alternative travel routes.

Where staff are not needed at a closed station they may take annual leave or exchange rest days that fall during the week for time off during the weekend closure. Those who choose to work are required to report for duty as normal, and are allocated alternative duties by local managers, usually either redeployment to nearby stations to cope with the additional demand or training.

For long term closures, such as currently at Blackfriars, staff are redeployed to other local stations for the duration of the closure.