Tufnell Park Underground station closure (3)

MQT on 2015-03-25
Session date: 
March 25, 2015
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


What is the projected cost of refunding passengers for bus journeys to nearby underground stations for the duration of the works at Tufnell Park? How does this affect the overall saving TfL claims by closing the station during works?


Answer for Tufnell Park Underground station closure (3)

Answer for Tufnell Park Underground station closure (3)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The decision to close any TfL station is not taken lightly. Tufnell Park Tube station will be temporarily closed for a period of nine months on safety grounds, not cost. Customers who choose to take the bus to nearby Archway or Kentish Town will be making an additional £1.50 bus journey with pay as you go (Oyster or contactless) that they would not have had to take had Tufnell Park Tube station remained open.

TfL estimates administrative costs of around £35,000 for setting up and managing the refund process. This will be absorbed in to the programme costs for the temporary closure, but remains a small cost within the overall savings.