London helicopter crash transport update
By londononline | Sunday, January 20, 2013, 20:01
The Vauxhall one way system has now reopened following last week's helicopter crash. Vauxhall Bus Station is open again. The diversions and 'Congestion Charge Free Routes' have now ended and the Congestion Charge area has been reinstated but *Nine Elms Lane remains closed between Battersea Park Road and the Vauxhall one way system in both directions. Tfl say that the gyratory will be closed between 1 and 3 February to allow work to be completed.
Two closures remain in place as follows:
· The Lambeth section of Wandsworth Road has reopened westbound but the eastbound section remains closed and will be opened as soon as possible.
· Nine Elms Lane will remain closed for the next two weeks between Battersea Park Road and the Vauxhall one way system in both directions, whilst work takes place to remove sections of the damaged crane.
The closure will be lifted once the de-rig of the crane takes place over the weekend of 2/3 February and this will require the closure of the gyratory from Friday 1 February and diversions will be temporarily reinstated. Drivers will be informed through a range of channels, including via the TfL website, Twitter feeds and on-street signs.
St. George's Wharf pier has now reopened, and Is being served by the Thames Clippers Bankside to St George's Wharf (Vauxhall) service.
Leon Daniels, Managing Director of Surface Transport at TfL said: "Our staff and contractors have worked around the clock to minimise disruption to people travelling through the Vauxhall area following the terrible incident last week. The roads have been quickly reinstated and the bus station fully reopened. I would like to thank road users and local people for having borne with us whilst the works were carried out, and would remind them of the forthcoming closure between 1 and 3 February, which will see the last vital work completed."
Up to the minute travel information is available on the TfL website or by following @tfltravelalerts, @tfltrafficnews and @tflbusalerts on Twitter."