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Saturday, April 02, 2011

Northern Line not stopping at Tottenham Court Road till November

A reminder that from today, Saturday 2nd April, until late November, no Northern Line London Underground trains will be stopping at TCR station. MD Mike Brown explains the reasons in the video below, gives a sneak peek at the construction process behind building the new ticket hall and reassures us that the famous Eduardo Paolozzi mosaics will still be preserved (even though some would probably rather the see the back of them!).

TfL said "Tottenham Court Road station is over 100 years old and was not designed to be used by the 147,000 people that currently pass through it every day. With the growth in passengers using the Tube and the arrival of Crossrail, that number is expected to grow to over 200,000."

The station upgrade improvements include:
  • increasing the size of the ticket hall by nearly six times;
  • introducing step free access from street to platform;
  • providing four new or modernised entrances;
  • delivering new escalators and improved interchanges between platforms;
  • and finally connecting with a new Crossrail ticket hall at Dean Street.
If you're around Tottenham Court Road and want to use the Northern line you should use nearby Goodge Street or Leicester Square instead.  More details are on
TfL's site.

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