Access works at Heathrow

Meeting: 
Plenary on 2012-06-20
Session date: 
June 20, 2012
Reference: 
2012/0039
Question By: 
Valerie Shawcross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
Boris Johnson (Chair, TfL) and Sir Peter Hendy (Commissioner, TfL)

Question

I note from the agenda for TfL's Projects and Planning Panel on 31st May that access works at Heathrow terminals 1,2 and 3 tube station are behind schedule. When will these works be completed?

Answer

Answer for Access works at Heathrow

Answer for Access works at Heathrow

Answered By: 
Boris Johnson (Chair, TfL) and Sir Peter Hendy (Commissioner, TfL)

In fact the vast majority of improvement works at this station have now been completed. The remaining works, which TfL is working hard to complete ahead of the 2012 Games, are predominantly in areas not open to the public or are related to minor aesthetic issues.

The improvements delivered to date include the installation of new lifts, platform humps and additional Wide Aisle Gates to improve significantly accessibility; new Help Points and CCTV; an upgraded ticket office and a remodelled Travel Information Centre and hotel reservation/change-giving booths. In addition, the finishes throughout the station have been replaced.