Don't close Caledonian Road tube station for 8 months.
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Transport for London's plan to close Caledonian Road Underground Station for eight months from March 14th 2016 to replace the station’s two lifts has been withdrawn - for now.
This petition's aim is to persuade London Mayor Boris Johnson and Transport for London to replace the lifts without closing the station. Feasibility studies have shown that this can be done.
Increasing passenger numbers mean that three or four lifts would be desirable and possible - the lift shafts are already in place - but two modern, faster, more reliable lifts could satisfy demand for the time being.
Six million journeys a year start or end at Caledonian Road Station including many by people with disabilities, students, residents, theatre goers and business people. Four million journeys would be disrupted by an eight month closure and lift replacement programme. The equivalent of 100 extra full buses along Caledonian Road, each way, every weekday would be required just to meet the needs of passengers going in and out of Central London.
Following the threat of a Judicial Review from Islington Council, TfL has agreed to halt its closure plan and reconsider its options. Replacing the lifts one at a time while the station remains open is the option we are campaigning for. This has been done elsewhere.
We call on Transport for London and London Mayor, Boris Johnson to do the right thing - replace the obsolete lifts one at a time while the station remains open.
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No station closure. You know it makes sense.
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