York Road Tube Station

Meeting: 
MQT on 2012-09-19
Session date: 
September 19, 2012
Reference: 
2012/2593
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Is it feasible and desirable for the abandoned tube station at York Road to be brought back into commission in light of the increasing demand as a result of the development at King's Cross?

Answer

Answer for York Road Tube Station

Answer for York Road Tube Station

Answered By: 
The Mayor

There are currently no plans to re-open York Road station, which was closed in 1932 due to very low passenger numbers.

A pre-feasibility study in 2005 concluded that while there were potential benefits to re-opening York Road station these were not sufficient to justify the very substantial costs involved. Creating an additional stop would also extend journey times for existing users of the Piccadilly line, which needs to be taken into account.

The area is already well served by buses and by the much improved King's Cross St. Pancras Tube station, which now offers step-free access to all six Tube lines that serve it.

Of course this will be kept under review over the long term.