Epping station to be refurbished and improved

10 October 2005

Approximately 6,200 passengers use Epping station every day

The refurbishment works, which will be undertaken by Metronet Rail BCV, will start in October 2005 and are due to be completed in March 2006.

During the next 10 years, every London Underground (LU) station will be refurbished or modernised.

Epping station will remain open while it is being improved, and passengers should not be affected by the works.

However, advantage will be taken of track closures to complete the works.

Refurbishment works include the restoration of heritage features, the replacement of all CCTV cameras, the installation of customer help points, an enhanced public address system, tactile strips on platforms and contrasting handrails for the partially sighted.

All cabling will be concealed and ceilings will be either replaced or decorated.

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  • TfL is investing £10bn over the next five years to improve and expand London's transport network, over half of that in the Tube
  • Metronet Rail BCV is responsible for the maintenance and renewal of the Bakerloo, Central, Victoria and Waterloo & City lines
  • The Central line is the longest line with 74km (46 miles) serving 49 stations
  • The longest journey without change on the London Underground can be made on the Central line between West Ruislip and Epping (54.9 km, 34.1 miles)
  • The Central line reached Epping in 1949
  • Epping has the second largest public LU station car park with 508 spaces
  • Epping station counts approximately 6,200 users daily