Simultaneous closure of Tufnell Park and Caledonian Road stations

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2015
Reference: 
2015/3565
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Tufnell Park station closed in June this year so its lifts can be refurbished. It is not due to re-open until March 2016. One of the alternative stations customers have been using is Caledonian Road, but this station is also due to close for lift refurbishment from January to August 2016. This means that both stations will be closed for a period of three months, creating a very severe impact on available transport infrastructure in the area. In particular this will mean a very serious shortage of accessible tube stations in the area.

Will you instruct Transport for London to delay the works at Caledonian Road station until those at Tufnell Park station are complete?

Answer

Answer for Simultaneous closure of Tufnell Park and Caledonian Road stations

Answer for Simultaneous closure of Tufnell Park and Caledonian Road stations

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Yes.

TfL always keeps its plans under review to see if they can be improved.  In this instance, TfL has been able to act on customer concerns and move the closure date of Caledonian Road to later in the year. This means the station will now be closed from 14 March 2016 until the end of October 2016. This avoids an overlap with the works at Tufnell Park station, which TfL expects to re-open ahead of schedule on Monday 7 March 2016.