Lifts at Canada Water and Bermondsey Stations

Meeting: 
MQT on 2012-03-14
Session date: 
March 14, 2012
Reference: 
2012/0836
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

The lift between the ticket hall and the street at Canada Water Station is to be closed from the 5th March until mid June. Why will it take three months to repair one lift? Furthermore, why was the decision taken to carry out work on the lift at Bermondsey station at the same time? How do you respond to local residents who rely on these lifts to access the public transport network and will be cut off for a number of months?

Answer

Answer for Lifts at Canada Water and Bermondsey Stations

Answer for Lifts at Canada Water and Bermondsey Stations

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The lifts at both Bermondsey and Canada Water stations require extensive refurbishment in advance of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in order to ensure their optimum reliability and ability to meet demand during the Games. Work was scheduled to take place at the earliest opportunity and, whilst work at neighbouring stations would always normally be co-ordinated to minimise disruption to customers, in this case the need to complete the work before the Games has meant this was not possible.

I am sorry for any difficulties this causes. TfL is advising passengers affected by the lift works to use the fully accessible alternative local bus services to London Bridge station, where lifts will continue to be available.