signage at Kings Cross tube station

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-11-19
Session date: 
November 19, 2014
Reference: 
2014/4339
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

The signage at Kings Cross tube station is inadequate and  totally misleading for visitors and foreigners at this huge station. At other stations with multiple entrances and exits, such as Hyde Park Corner, Piccadilly Circus and Elephant & Castle, the exits are numbered and there are maps next to them. No such system has been introduced at Kings Cross. If someone accidentally gets out at the wrong exit, it can take long as an extra 20 minutes to get to where  you need to be. Will you review the signage to make it clearer and more user friendly?

Answer

Answer for signage at Kings Cross tube station

Answer for signage at Kings Cross tube station

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL will be installing new exit signage, with maps, throughout King's Cross St. Pancras Tube station within the next few months. Since the recent major expansion of the station it has been TfL's intention to implement this signage once local developments outside the station are completed.

Exit names rather than numbers are normally used at stations with fewer than four exits, such as King's Cross St. Pancras. TfL would be happy to contact you to arrange a briefing on the new signage plan if this is of interest.