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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Tottenham Court Road Tube VIDEO - Northern Line Re-opens soon

TfL are gearing up to re-open the Northern line at Tottenham Court Road (TCR) on Monday 28th November after a final closure this weekend. They've produced a video of photos which give people an exclusive behind-the-scenes peek at the work on the Northern line platforms at TCR station over the past few months.

From the pictures you can see the huge scale of the engineering being carried out behind hoardings just inches away from passing trains.

When the platforms closed in
April 2011, more than 100 people were working around the clock to complete the works, which involved the removal of 800 tonnes of cast iron segments from the tunnel lining and the installation of more than 1,000 tonnes of new steel tunnel sections.

A full station upgrade which will transform the station by 2016 with increased capacity, new entrances and step free access.

David Waboso, Capital Programmes Director, said: 'We would like to thank passengers for their patience whilst the Northern line platforms have been closed.

'There is still further work to be done behind the scenes at the station and passengers will notice that the platforms only have a temporary render finish on the walls.

'Our priority has been to reopen the platforms as soon as the heavy civil engineering works were completed and they could be used safely by customers.

'As works to upgrade the station continue, we ask passengers to continue to bear with us

Will be good to see it finally open again and will be very interesting to see what it looks like when fully upgraded in 2016.

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