Finsbury Park - Wells Terrace entrance closure (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-03-25
Session date: 
March 25, 2015
Reference: 
2015/0873
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

I am aware of several complaints from passengers regarding the closure of Wells Terrace entrance at Finsbury Park, a station that is often significantly overcrowded. What has been done to explore ways of keeping this entrance open for the duration of the works there?

Answer

Answer for Finsbury Park - Wells Terrace entrance closure (1)

Answer for Finsbury Park - Wells Terrace entrance closure (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

London Underground thoroughly investigated how to carry out the improvement work at Finsbury Park Underground station in the safest, most efficient manner possible whilst keeping disruption in the area to a minimum.

Closing the Wells Terrace station entrance enables the City North Ltd adjacent development to construct the One City North tower over the station, and build the new, larger and more accessible Finsbury Park Tube station entrance. The developer will be carrying out piling works in order to construct the tower above the existing Wells Terrance entrance corridor, making it unfeasible to keep this entrance open during construction.

Customers wishing to enter and exit the station during this time will be able to access via entrances on Seven Sisters Road and Station Place. Buses will continue to alight at Clifton Terrace and Wells Terrace from where customers will be able to follow a short signed walking route to Station Place.

The new, larger and more accessible entrance will be open in early 2018.