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19.09.12

Victoria station ticket hall work begins

Work has begun to double the size of the southern ticket hall at Victoria Underground station, London Underground has announced.

As part of the £700m station redevelopment, new escalators, lifts and ticket halls will be installed. The station will remain open while work goes ahead.

The upgrade includes a new underground north ticket hall, nine new escalators, a new interchange tunnel connecting the three ticket halls and seven new lifts to provide step-free access across the station.

Howard Collins, London Underground’s chief operating officer, said: “The £700m transformation of Victoria Tube station, which will be completed in 2018, will result in a three ticket hall station including a brand new north ticket hall and entrance, a new south ticket hall twice the size of the existing one, and nine new escalators and seven new lifts making it step-free.
 
”Victoria Tube station is one of our busiest and most congested stations, which is why we are redeveloping it and making it step-free.

“We’re doing everything possible to keep any disruption to a minimum, but while we are doing this work, passengers will find it quicker and easier to buy their Underground ticket in advance.”

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