London’s Tottenham Court Road station closed for upgrades till November 2011
UK Today News: One of the major stations in London will be shut from today till the end of the year, and the passengers to be affected are the ones that travel on the Northern Line. Due to an undergoing upgrade task at the Tottenham Court Road, the station will remain closed till all the work as part of the £500m plan is completed.
The work has been started to cope with the number of passenger passing through it everyday. The Tube authorities have thus taken the decision to shut the Northern Line platforms at least till the end of November.
Reports state that the schedules work is for increasing the size of the ticket hall by six times. In addition to this, four new escalators connecting the platforms and new modernized entrances are also being planned. Preparation for a new crossrail platform is also being planned.
Richard Parry, the strategy director of London’s Underground has said in an announcement that the Tottenham Court Road is preparing to become the busiest and the most important stations in London, once the upgrade work is complete. The changes in the station will completely transform it. The capacity of the station too will be massively increased and this is the reason that the line has to shut down completely.
Parry has requested the passenger to bear with them as the wait will be definitely worth it. The authorities have assured that the station will reopen during Christmas, and the line is expected to get the upgrade keeping in mind the 2012 Olympics in the UK.