FOI request detail

Covent garden escalator

Request ID: FOI-0167-1920
Date published: 17 May 2019

You asked

I am a civil engineering student at the University of Chile. I am currently taking a Social Evaluation Project class which studies the social benefit of the implementation of high capacity elevators in underground metro stations. In Chile, there have been no similar studies making it necessary to analyze operations abroad. Since London has been a pioneer in this field, I would like to request some more information, especially regarding the cost structure associated with the use of these lifts on Covent Garden Station (cost of operation, maintenance, installation, aspects to be considered, previous studies, etc.). This information will only be used for the development of this project and as a point of reference for the operation of high capacity elevators. If this is possible, it would be greatly appreciated since it is vital for the development of my final project and course approval.

We answered

TfL Ref: 0167-1920 

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 13 April 2019 asking for information about the lifts in Covent Garden tube Station.

Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act and our information access policy.  I can confirm that we hold the information you require.  Please see below.

Indicative costs at current prices (2019-20), for the Preventative and Reactive/Corrective Maintenance, Improvements, Major Refurbishment and Complete Replacement, are as follows:

  • Preventative Maintenance: £20k (Yearly)



  • Reactive/Corrective Maintenance: £12k (Yearly)



  • Improvements: £7k (At 5 Years)



  • Major Refurbishment: £652k (At 10 Years)



  • Improvements: £7k (At 15 Years)



  • Replacement: £852k (At 20 Years)

If this is not the information you are looking for, or if you are unable to access it for any reason, please do not hesitate to contact me.

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Yours sincerely

Sara Thomas

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

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