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Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Northern Line Escalator repair email

Don't you just love the Northern Line? - that's a rhetorical question

One of my colleagues sent me an email that he received from London Underground yesterday:

"To assist the refurbishment work on the escalators at Tottenham Court Road station, we will be closing the escalator from the Northern line platform to the middle concourse from Monday 16 January until mid April 2006.

There will be no access to the Northern line from street level or interchange from the Central line to the Northern line between the following times:

Mondays to Fridays

Please use nearby Goodge Street station (10 minute walk)

It's nice how a "nearby" station is a ten minute walk away. But my colleague makes the following points.

"What I don't understand is why they work on it for 3 hrs a day for 4 months? I don't presume it's working for the other 21 hrs in the day...is 3 hrs a full day for them? I want that job!!! Why can't they work a full day and fix it in a third of the time? And why rush hour!!!"

Can anyone help us here?

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