Kings Cross Underground station

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-12-18
Session date: 
December 18, 2013
Reference: 
2013/5234
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Further to Question No: 2013/4177

"It is over 18 months since the new dot-matrix displays were fitted to Northern Line platforms at Kings Cross Underground station, and still they do not work. The old signs are so faded that they hardly work either. On what specific date will the new displays be operational?" your response being: "TfL assures me that following additional modifications, TfL expects the new dot-matrix indicators will become operational in early 2014."

What is the reason for such a lengthy delay?

Answer

Answer for Kings Cross Underground station

Answer for Kings Cross Underground station

Answered By: 
The Mayor

There have been some technical difficulties connecting the new dot-matrix indicators on the Northern line platforms at King's Cross St. Pancras to the signalling feed. This has unfortunately led to the delay in bringing them in to use.

In the meantime, the old indicator boards continue to offer real time information for customers, although I acknowledge that due to their age they are not illuminated up to the normal standard.