Kennington Station Safety (3)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-02-26
Session date: 
February 26, 2014
Reference: 
2014/0513
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

What works will be carried out to upgrade Kennington Station should the Northern Line Extension be given the go-ahead? What is the total cost and timescale for these works?

Answer

Answer for Kennington Station Safety (3)

Answer for Kennington Station Safety (3)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Forecasts suggest that the Northern line extension will have little impact on the number of people entering and exiting Kennington station. To improve passenger flows between the platforms and to relieve crowding at platform level, TfL is planning to construct up to two additional cross passages linking each pair of platforms. TfL's forecasts indicate that levels of crowding on platforms at Kennington station will significantly decrease with the introduction of the Northern line extension and these new cross passages.

In addition to the cross passages, TfL is progressing plans to remodel the ticket hall, increasing capacity and improving passenger flow. This work is estimated to cost £7 million and will be planned to be completed in advance of the Northern line extension. TfL is now progressing this scheme to the concept design stage to develop its plans further and gain a better understanding of cost and programme of delivery.