Tube station closures

MQT on 2017-06-22
Session date: 
June 22, 2017
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


How often in the last 12 months were each of the tube stations in Barnet and Camden closed due to staff shortages?


Answer for Tube station closures

Answer for Tube station closures

Answered By: 
The Mayor

From May 2016 until May 2017 there have been 38 closures of stations in Barnet and   Camden due to non-availability of staff. The closures were at Kings Cross (5), Brent Cross (1), Chancery Lane (4), Euston (1), Euston Square (5), Kentish Town (4), Russell Square (5), Goodge Street (11), Holborn (1) and Warren Street (1).

Since I became the Mayor of London last year I have been clear with Transport for London (TfL) that more needs to be done to reduce the number of station closures. Last year I asked London TravelWatch to carry out a review into the impact of ticket office closures at Tube stations. Since then, TfL has been working with the Trade Unions to increase the number of staff available to support customers, including by introducing an additional 325 staff to stations. Once in post, these additional station staff will be able to offer improved customer service for passengers and reduce the number of station closures resulting from staff non-availability.