FOI request detail

Freedom of Information request - Pentonville road underground entry

Request ID: FOI-4540-2324
Date published: 08 April 2024

You asked

Dear Transport for London, The Pentonville Road entrance to Kings Cross Underground Station was closed in 2020. Previous answers stated that considerations where ongoing on the building which would determine the reopening of the station. I see now that renovation works are ongoing now, are there any updates on end use of the building, possibility to reopen the underground entry and dates?

We answered

Our ref: FOI-4540-2324/GH

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 8 March 2024 asking for information about Pentonville Road underground entry.

Your request has been considered under the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and our information access policy. I can confirm that we do hold the information you require.

The Pentonville Road entrance was recently used as a site welfare office for Network Rail and their contractors who were carrying out repairs to Leake Street bridge. As part of making this area useable, Network Rail restored utilities to the site and undertook cleaning, which is likely the renovation works you refer to.  

There are no plans to reopen this entrance. We already have many entrances/exits at King's Cross in very close proximity to Pentonville Road and the huge cost of bringing it up to standard and the additional staffing costs would not make this a viable option to consider.. 

The entrance itself is owned by Network Rail. We are not aware of any longer term plan for the entrance.

Please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to appeal.

Yours sincerely

Graham Hurt
FOI Case Officer
FOI Case Management Team
General Counsel
Transport for London

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