Escalator refurbishment at St Paul’s station starts this week
TfL is advising customers who use St Paul’s Underground station that vital refurbishment of the first of two escalators will begin on Thursday 9 August 2018.
London Underground’s escalators tend to be in operation in both directions for up to 20 hours a day and must be refurbished every 20 years and replaced every 40 years.
The escalators at St Paul’s Tube station, which were installed in 1997, will be refurbished one at a time to boost their safety and reliability. This will ensure the station can manage increasing customer demand as London’s population continues to grow. The refurbishment work is scheduled to finish in April 2019.
While the work is carried out, the following measures will be put in place:
On weekdays between 07:30-10:00 – Westbound Central line trains will not stop and the station will be exit only. At all other times, entry will be via a staircase only (99 steps). There will be no ‘down’ escalator at the station at any time while the work is taking place
On weekdays between 16:00-19:30 – Westbound Central line trains will not stop at the station
During Night Tube services – the station will be exit only between 00:30-05:00