Cally Road Tube

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In December 2015, Transport for London (TfL) announced plans to replace the two lifts at Caledonian Road tube station, which would have resulted in the closure of the station for 8 months from March 14  until the end of 2016.

Islington Council opposed the closure and instead proposed that the lifts be replaced one at a time, allowing the station to remain open.

After the Council issued legal proceedings, TfL agreed to withdraw and reconsider its proposals.

But we need to keep the pressure on, so that TfL makes the correct decision. 

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Caledonian Road Tube Station

In December 2015, Transport for London (TfL) announced plans to replace the two lifts at Caledonian Road tube station, which would have resulted in the closure of the station for 8 months from March 14  until the end of 2016.

Islington Council opposed the closure and instead proposed that the lifts be replaced one at a time, allowing the station to remain open.

After the Council issued legal proceedings, TfL agreed to withdraw and reconsider its proposals.

We the undersigned request that TfL repair one lift at time to keep the station open. 

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signed 2015-11-06 17:56:02 +0000
signed 2015-11-06 17:41:59 +0000
8 months is unacceptable!
signed 2015-11-06 17:25:56 +0000
There are other alternatives to closure. Yes, fix one slight at a time. Yes, use the stairs which are manageable!
signed 2015-11-06 17:25:08 +0000
signed 2015-11-06 17:16:30 +0000
Closure of this station would cause massive disruption to the community including the thousands of students who have moved there with the explicit promise of direct transport to Imperial and UCL.


It is unclear why the station must be closed at all given that the lifts have been under perennial service and occasional replacement for years. (Sadly they don’t seem to have improved, down to the voice guidance for the visually impaired telling them to go to the wrong lift ).


It is worth noting that Russell Square was not closed for the lift renovations, despite it also being similarly deep.
@LouiseClarissa tweeted link to this page. 2015-11-06 17:16:01 +0000
signed 2015-11-06 17:15:13 +0000
signed 2015-11-06 17:14:02 +0000
signed 2015-11-06 17:10:06 +0000
I rely on the lifts at this station. I travel regularly & it’s the only local stop with step-free access for luggage. I’m a senior and can’t lug suitcases up & down stairs.
signed 2015-11-06 17:09:44 +0000
signed 2015-11-06 17:09:03 +0000
signed 2015-11-06 17:06:10 +0000
posted about this on Facebook 2015-11-06 17:05:14 +0000
N7ers... sign the petition against EIGHT MONTH(!) closure of Cally Tube
signed 2015-11-06 17:02:41 +0000
Given the distance to other tube stations and the number of businesses who depend on footfall from the station, 8 months is just far too long.
signed 2015-11-06 16:41:45 +0000
signed 2015-11-06 16:37:17 +0000
signed 2015-11-06 16:27:45 +0000
signed 2015-11-06 16:24:50 +0000
signed 2015-11-06 15:20:03 +0000
We are 70 and having to walk any further to reach a station would be very difficult. Why is it such a long time, and can’t it be done 1 lift at a time?
signed 2015-11-06 15:19:25 +0000
signed 2015-11-06 15:01:15 +0000
Absolutely ridiculous amount of time to close a station. There are many other stations that have had lift replacements/repairs with either no or partial closure (Govent Garden, a much busier station, comes tomind)… I could fix this on my own in less than 8 months!!
signed 2015-11-06 14:57:01 +0000
Closing the tube for this length of time will have a serious impact on local businesses. Caledonian Road already has empty retail spaces, you will effectively be making the whole high street not viable. If this happens as the new developments at Kings Cross are getting up and running, the area will go into decline, as it will be in stark contrast to the southern part of the road. I am very concerned about the social impact of this.
signed 2015-11-06 14:55:11 +0000
signed 2015-11-06 14:53:10 +0000
signed via 2015-11-06 14:46:17 +0000
signed 2015-11-06 14:24:11 +0000
signed 2015-11-06 14:21:05 +0000
Why dont they replace the two old lifts that occupy two seperate life shafts at the station while the current lifts struggle on. Of course one might ask why they are having to replace two lifts which have only been in place for about twenty years when the original victorian ones were still working at the time this replacement took place? We must get a long term, quality and reliable replacement this time however they manage to inconvience the travelling public. This also makes the case for reopening York Road Station lets start having more joined up thinking and action.
signed 2015-11-06 14:10:05 +0000
What is worrying is that I believe the lifts at Angel or Highbury and Islington have been out of action for 18 months while being replaced. Not a good omen.
signed 2015-11-06 14:00:18 +0000
signed 2015-11-06 13:59:32 +0000
My local tube so I have a vested interest but the length of closure is ridiculous. One lift at a time – as has been done before – or a far shorter period of closure.

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