Cally Road Tube

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

Your Islington Council has written to the Mayor of London as the Chair of TfL, calling upon him to reverse the decision to close the station as it can be kept open by replacing one lift at a time.

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The good news is that we have TfL on the run. Under pressure they have:

  •  moved back the station closure to March 14th,
  •  admitted that the station can easily be kept  open by repairing one lift at a time.

The report that went to the TfL board shows that the reason TfL chose to close the station for 8 months was to save themselves £524,000, an 11% saving on the project cost, even though they estimated that cost to the travelling public would be £4,297,000.

TfL took no account of the broader needs of the travelling public who own TfL. They did not consider the impracticality of putting extra buses on Caledonian Road, travel for the disabled or Arsenal Match day plans. 

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commented 2016-01-16 10:24:56 +0000
2 months after I moved into the area the announced the tube closure. I had chosen this area because of the tube connection, for commuting as well as safely getting home at nights as a young woman. It is outrageous to not consider the impact to the public that this closure will have. It is far more than just an inconvenience. Even though I do not want to move away, I may be forced to if commuting to work and travelling late at night will become difficult or unsafe for me. Public transport is for the public, so PLEASE DO CONSIDER THE NEEDS OF THE PUBLIC!!
commented 2015-11-12 19:37:43 +0000
This seems completely unnecessary – why can’t one lift be kept open! I am a young women and the nearest tube would be over 20 mins walk (if the station closes) which does not feel safe at night! Our rent come up in Februray and if this closure goes ahead we will move!
commented 2015-11-09 20:21:47 +0000
This is completely unnecessary. One lift could be fixed / replaced whilst the other is operational and visa versa. It inconveniences and potentially endangers locals (by them having to wait at bus stops late at night) It will damage the economy of local businesses by reducing usual footfall and thus damage a thriving area. Besides this, 8 months is an unjustifiably extortionate amount of time to be working on 2 lifts.
commented 2015-11-06 01:02:38 +0000
Or why not install new lifts in the current disused lift shaft and keep the station open, as per the petition Labour apparantly endorsed
https://www.change.org/p/transport-for-london-boris-johnson-don-t-close-caledonian-road-tube-station-for-8-months-install-4-lifts-instead/u/14054806

Or if it comes to the worst then close the lifts whilst they are getting fixed, but leave the station open and make it an entrance only station with platform access via the staircase.
published this page in News 2015-11-04 16:34:38 +0000

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