Kings Cross Underground (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-10-22
Session date: 
October 22, 2014
Reference: 
2014/3734
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Is the new but long-closed Kings Cross Underground subway entrance on the south side of Euston Road your responsibility?

Answer

Answer for Kings Cross Underground (1)

Answer for Kings Cross Underground (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The entrance you refer to forms part of King's Cross St. Pancras Underground station. The ongoing works, while jointly funded by TfL and the Department for Transport, are being undertaken by Network Rail, over which I have no control. They are required to meet planning conditions imposed by the London Borough of Camden.

TfL has been encouraging Network Rail to speed up the works and I understand that re-opening is anticipated at the end of the year.

In the meantime customers can use numerous alternative routes to leave the Underground station, including the Western Ticket Hall (adjacent to the forecourt of St Pancras International), from where they can use controlled crossings to reach the south side of Euston Road.