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Wednesday, 18 September 2013
Major improvements to Vauxhall tube starting next year
Transport for London have let us know about their plans for major station upgrade works at Vauxhall station.
The upgrade of Vauxhall Tube station will provide both an increase in capacity and make the station step-free. This upgrade will also support wider growth and regeneration of the area. The station will remain open throughout the works, though there might be some changes to the customer routes into and through the station.
The works will begin in early 2014 and is expected to be completed by late 2015. It is planned that the work site outside the station will be established at the end of this year.
As part of the upgrade, the ticket hall will be reconfigured in order to provide additional ticket gates. The current staggered gateline will also be straightened helping customers make their way through the station more easily. The new gates will include wide-aisle gates allowing disabled passengers and those with buggies or heavy luggage to travel more easily as well as reducing congestion within the station.
The subways and stairways that link the station will be completely refurbished and a lift will be installed between the ticket hall and platforms. This, combined with the existing lift from the bus station to the Tube ticket hall, will deliver step-free access from street level to Victoria line trains.
During these works, there may be some noise generated by deliveries and heavy machinery. TfL say they will do their absolute best to minimise any disruption and noise, particularly when works take place at night.
All work will be governed by an environmental plan which will be approved by the local authority (London Borough of Lambeth) in accordance with current Section 61 regulations, which impose a limit on noise.
Construction will take place behind hoardings which will keep the works and waste separate from the public areas of the station. Materials will be disposed of in accordance with the waste management plan which will comply with current legislation and be approved by London Borough of Lambeth. All public areas will be maintained in a clean state prior to, during and on completion of each day’s activities.