Station entrances temporarily being closed

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-10-21
Session date: 
October 21, 2015
Reference: 
2015/3129
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Please publish a table showing since the 1st January 2015 the number of incidents and average duration time of temporary closures due to overcrowding of entrances at the following London Underground stations: (1) Bank, (2) King's Cross, (3) London Bridge, (4) Oxford Circus, and (5) Victoria.

Answer

Answer for Station entrances temporarily being closed

Answer for Station entrances temporarily being closed

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Because of record demand for travel on the Tube, temporary station controls may be implemented to ease congestion at entrances, in ticket halls, on concourses and at platform level. They normally last only a few minutes, and other entrances may remain available during that period for customers to use. When these incidents form part of the normal operations at the stations they are not routinely recorded in detail. Work currently under way at Victoria and Bank will increase the capacity constraints of the stations, and reduce the need for station control measures of this type.

Between 1 January and 14 October 2015 there were three full station closures at the stations listed, as shown in the table below:

Location

Date

Duration (minutes)

Bank

25/08/2015

27

Bank

02/10/2015

19

King's Cross St. Pancras

07/10/2015

13