Camden Town and Mornington Crescent planned engineering work

Meeting: 
MQT on 2018-07-19
Session date: 
July 19, 2018
Reference: 
2018/1871
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

A constituent, living in Woodside Park and using Camden Town Station to get to and from work has raised the timetabling of works on the Northern Line. Planned engineering work on the escalator at Camden Town means the station entrance is closed in the afternoon/evening until late July. Many who would normally use the station therefore detoured to Mornington Crescent to access the Northern Line. However, planned engineering work on one of the two lifts at Mornington Crescent lasting until late June meant there was only one lift in use. The result: crowds of frustrated and weary passengers at street level unable to get into the one lift. Why could this work not have been coordinated better, so that the works on these neighbouring stations was not done at the same time?

Answer

Answer for Camden Town and Mornington Crescent planned engineering work

Answer for Camden Town and Mornington Crescent planned engineering work

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Transport for London (TfL) plans and coordinates lift closures carefully so as to minimise the impact on customers. Engineering works at Camden Town Station have been planned and will be completed by the end of July 2018. However the lift at Mornington Crescent developed an unforeseen fault and a plan is being put in place to get it back in operation. Mornington Crescent is, therefore, currently operating with just one lift.

TfL apologises for the inconvenience caused by this and is working to get the lift back into operation as quickly as possible.