Upgrade of Camden Town tube

Meeting: 
MQT on 2019-02-25
Session date: 
February 25, 2019
Reference: 
2019/3876
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

In Transport for London’s business plan, the long overdue upgrade of Camden Town tube has been shelved. Is there any prospect of reinstating this, and if so when; and what is to happen in relation to the planned over station development which I understood was to be a major contributor to the cost of the project?

Answer

Upgrade of Camden Town tube

Upgrade of Camden Town tube

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Transport for London (TfL) is reliant on steady and sustained investment from the Government to support major capital projects, and has no certainty of capital funding beyond 2020. Over the next twelve months TfL will be making the case to Government for confirmed capital support beyond this in the Comprehensive Spending Review to enable critical infrastructure projects, including the work to transform Camden Town station. TfL will also continue to look to identify third party funding, and work with potential development partners which could help fund and deliver the proposed station improvements. 

TfL continue to update its consents strategy for the over station development at the station and have not yet determined if it will be submitting this planning application.