Overcrowding at Finsbury Park station (2)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-12-14
Session date: 
December 14, 2017
Reference: 
2017/4965
Question By: 
Caroline Russell
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Will you consider keeping access open for northbound passengers when southbound platforms are blocked?

Answer

Answer for Overcrowding at Finsbury Park station (2)

Answer for Overcrowding at Finsbury Park station (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

There is currently reduced staircase access to southbound platforms at Finsbury Park Tube station while TfL constructs the lift shafts that will make Finsbury Park Tube station step-free.

Northbound Piccadilly and Victoria line customers are able to use the spiral staircase via the National Rail entrance.  It is not possible to let customers wishing to travel northbound through Station Place during the short periods when the station staff restrict access to alleviate congestion on the platforms. When this happens, customers will typically be asked to wait for a few minutes.