New escalator to improve Vauxhall Station

09 June 2005

Engineering works will commence on Monday 27 June 2005 and are due to end on 3 February 2006

The works are being carried out by Metronet BCV.

The station is expected to operate as normal during the closure.

The fixed staircase which goes down to the Victoria line platforms will be closed to the public for a period of approximately seven months while it is being replaced by an escalator.

Engineering works will commence on Monday 27 June 2005 and are due to end on 3 February 2006.

The new escalator will only run downwards until congestion work is completed in the ticket hall in 2007/2008. It will then become reversible.

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  • Over 44,000 people use Vauxhall station each weekday
  • Vauxhall Station first opened on 23 July 1971 on the newly built Victoria line
  • The Victoria line carries over 500,000 people each weekday
  • Metronet Rail BCV is responsible for the maintenance and renewal of the Bakerloo, Central, Victoria and Waterloo & City lines
  • TfL is investing £10 billion over the next 5 years to improve and expand London's transport network, over half of that in the Tube.