Many Trains Won't Be Stopping At St Paul's From Later This Week

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Many Trains Won't Be Stopping At St Paul's From Later This Week

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A large refurbishment of the escalators at St Paul's station means that many tube trains won't be stopping there from Thursday this week (9 August).

Westbound Central line services through the station won't stop there in either the morning (7.30am-10am) or evening (4pm-7.30pm) peaks. You're advised to use either Bank or Chancery Lane instead.

There will be no entry to the station between 7.30am and 10am on weekdays. At other times, entry will be via a spiral staircase only — no escalators.

This is to allow TfL to refurbish the station's escalators, which were installed in 1997. Work on the first escalator begins this week, and work on the second begins later this year. It's expected to be complete by April 2019.

More than 17million customers use the station each year, so even during the hours when the station is open, congestion and delays are expected.

Peter McNaught, Director of Asset Operations at London Underground, said:

I'm sorry for the disruption the escalator refurbishment will cause to customers but this is vital work that will improve journeys through St Paul's Tube station for years to come. Once the work is complete, the escalators will be more reliable and there will be less disruption to journeys as a result.

Find out more about TfL's escalator refurbishment programme here.

Last Updated 07 August 2018