New lifts for Edgware Road (Bakerloo line) Station
By londononline | Tuesday, March 12, 2013, 22:04
New lifts are to be installed at Edgware Road Tube station. TfL advises passengers that the station will open later at 6.30am and close earlier at 10pm daily for a fortnight from Saturday 23 March until Saturday 6 April inclusive to allow preparatory work to take place.
The main work will begin on Saturday 25 May and, as the only alternative means of access to the platforms is a staircase of 125 steps, for safety reasons the station will need to be closed until the works are complete at the end of December.
Information about the works and alternate travel options will be publicised through travel advice posters, PA announcements, email alerts to customers who use the station regularly, the Metro 'Travel Pages' and on TfL website.
Howard Collins, London Underground's Chief Operating Officer said "These new lifts will be more reliable and are expected to last for 40 years. Unfortunately the nature of this work and the location of the lifts means they have to be replaced simultaneously. As the only alternative means of access to the platforms is a staircase of 125 steps, for safety reasons the station will need to be closed until the works are complete, so I'm grateful to customers for bearing with us while these works take place.
"Customers will be able to use nearby Edgware Road (Circle/Hammersmith & City line) station which is a short, signposted walk away and provides connections with the Bakerloo line at Baker Street and Paddington, or they can use Marylebone Station which is seven minutes walk away. Information to help customers get around is being made available through a wide variety of means."