Published on January 9, 2014 | by bjstudent120
Partial Closure at Embankment Tube Station.
Tube passengers are set for almost a year’s worth of disruption with the closure of two main lines at Embankment tube station. From today, trains on the Bakerloo and Northern lines will not stop at Embankment.
The closure is because of the refurbishment of four escalators that have been in use since 1933 and have not been improved since 1970. A TFL (Transport for London) worker told LCC news it was ‘surprising how much needed to be done.’
Situated on the bank of the Thames, Embankment is one of London’s busiest tube stations with links to Charing Cross main station, quick access to Trafalgar Square and The Strand with The London Eye just over Hungerford Bridge.
TFL have urged passengers who want to change at Embankment to make the short walk to either Charing Cross or Waterloo instead. Oyster cards will not be charged twice for swiping out and back in.
One passenger described it as ‘a bit of a pain in the neck’ but another was more sympathetic saying it wasn’t too much of an issue.
Work is scheduled to continue up until early November.