Garden Bridge - Temple station closure

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-07-15
Session date: 
July 15, 2015
Reference: 
2015/2021
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

What steps has TfL taken to inform people who regularly use Temple Tube station that the station will have to completely close for six months during the construction of the Garden Bridge?

Answer

Answer for Garden Bridge - Temple station closure

Answer for Garden Bridge - Temple station closure

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Since the consultation on the Garden Bridge in November 2013, significant further work has been undertaken on the design of the Garden Bridge and the interface with Temple station. 

TfL does not anticipate that Temple station would need to close for a long period of time to enable the construction of the Garden Bridge. Any closures that are necessary will be limited to short periods when the impacts on passengers can be minimised (for example, at weekends or during existing planned engineering works).

If TfL does approve any station closures as part of the Garden Bridge Trust's construction programme, TfL will employ its usual comprehensive communications and engagement activities to ensure that all relevant stakeholders are kept informed.