Earls Court development - Lillie Bridge Depot relocation

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-07-17
Session date: 
July 17, 2013
Reference: 
2013/2397
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Why did you give the go-ahead to the Earls Court demolition plans before Transport for London had even completed its feasibility study looking at alternative locations and at other considerations such as passenger safety, essential track repairs, costs and potential jobs losses arising from the proposed relocation of the Lille Bridge Tube maintenance depot?

Answer

Answer for Earls Court development - Lillie Bridge Depot relocation

Answer for Earls Court development - Lillie Bridge Depot relocation

Answered By: 
The Mayor

London Underground Limited (LUL), as owner and operator of the Lillie Bridge Depot, has considered the future operational need for this facility. At present, it is anticipated that whilst some aspects can be accommodated in existing or expanded facilities elsewhere in London, there will be an ongoing need to accommodate some operational facilities at this location and this is incorporated in the proposal. The Lillie Bridge Depot cannot be removed in part or in full until the specification and programme for the replacement stabling facilities and the removal have been agreed in writing by Transport for London. LUL will continue to review the future operational need for retaining the Depot on the site as the proposal is implemented in phases over circa 20 years and as owner of the Depot retains full control over the Depot's future.