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17.04.15

Work to begin on new entrance at Finsbury Park Underground station

Transport for London (TfL) is set to start work on a new entrance for Finsbury Park Underground station next week.

As part of London Underground’s (LU’s) £10bn programme of continuous improvements, the upgrade of the station will result in step-free access to Underground services. Passengers will also have more space and journeys through the station will be quicker.

From Monday 20 April, ticket gates will become operational at Station Place and Seven Sisters Road entrances while the existing Wells Terrace entrance will close for the duration of the work on the new Western station entrance.

For customers who currently use Wells Terrace entrance, the alternative walking route to the station via Station Place is approximately one hundred metres further than the existing route and is expected to take only a little over a minute longer than the current route, based on average walking speed.

David Hughes, LU’s director for major programme sponsorship, said: “Finsbury Park Underground station is a busy station which needs to be expanded and improved to cope with the increasing number of people who use the station.

“When the upgrade is completed Finsbury Park station will be step-free, passengers will have more space and journeys through the station will be quicker and more pleasant.”

Finsbury Park station is the fourth busiest Underground station outside of zone one – the number of people using the station during the week has increased by 20% since 2010, and is expected to continue to grow.

As part of the improvements LU has already doubled the capacity of spiral staircases to improve customer journeys as they interchange between Tube and National Rail platforms.

Other improvements to Finsbury Park station that customers will see include enhanced CCTV and customer information as well as new ticket machines and improved ambience at Station Place and Seven Sisters Road entrances.

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