Overcrowding at Finsbury Park

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-12-17
Session date: 
December 17, 2014
Reference: 
2014/5076
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

I have received complaints from constituents of significant overcrowding at Finsbury Park station, with commuters being advised to take buses instead. What is TfL doing to tackle this overcrowding, and to ease the situation for already hard-pressed passengers?

Answer

Answer for Overcrowding at Finsbury Park

Answer for Overcrowding at Finsbury Park

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL has already added two additional spiral staircases to provide an interchange between Network Rail and the Tube platforms, reducing congestion on the stairs and doubling interchange capacity. TfL also plans to gate the station in early 2015 to reduce congestion inside the station, and to improve security.

TfL is also progressing plans to introduce a new, larger and more accessible station entrance to replace the existing Wells Terrace entrance. Islington Council is currently consulting on these plans. TfL hopes to begin work in 2015 and open the new entrance in 2017.