Caledonian Road Tube Station Closure

MQT on 2015-12-16
Session date: 
December 16, 2015
Question By: 
Jennette Arnold OBE
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


TfL have decided to close Caledonian Road Tube Station for 7 months in January to replace both lifts at the same time. Could the lifts be replaced one at time, allowing the station to be left open?


Answer for Caledonian Road Tube Station Closure

Answer for Caledonian Road Tube Station Closure

Answered By: 
The Mayor

London Underground (LU) has carefully considered the best way to complete these necessary works, including the impact of a full closure on customers.

Refurbishing the lifts one at a time would create a significant risk of frequent customer entrapments during the refurbishment of the first lift, given the additional strain on the remaining lift. Each time the remaining lift failed, it is likely the station would have to close without giving customers any notice. Moreover, this method would have required a 70-week programme, compared to the planned 32 weeks.

LU always keeps its plans under review to see if they can be improved.  In this instance LU has been able to act on customer concerns that both Tufnell Park and Caledonian Road would be closed at the same time and move the closure date of Caledonian Road to 14 March 2016.  Tufnell Park station is due to re-open ahead of schedule on Monday 7 March 2016.