South Woodford station will remain open while improvement works are taking place

The works are being undertaken by Metronet Rail BCV, the company in charge of the maintenance and renewal of the Bakerloo, Central, Victoria and Waterloo & City lines.

South Woodford station will remain open while improvement works are taking place.

Refurbishment works will include the replacement of all CCTV cameras; the installation of customer help points; a new PA system; tactile strips on platforms and contrasting handrails for the partially sighted.

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

In addition, areas damaged by a nearby workshop fire in October 2004 will be either replaced or repaired.

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  • TfL is investing £10 billion over the next five years to improve and expand London's transport network, over half of that in the Tube
  • South Woodford station on the Central line first opened on 22 August 1856, with subsequent alterations in 1883 and 1947, when it became part of the Central line
  • In 1950 the station previously known as South Woodford (George Lane) became South Woodford
  • South Woodford station will celebrate its 150 anniversary next year
  • South Woodford counts 10,000 daily commuters
  • 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)