Old Street roundabout and station

After removing the roundabout and returning the traffic to two-way in 2019, we are now improving pedestrian crossings and adding segregated cycle lanes.

We're also doing work in and around the Tube station. A new public space around a new station entrance will make it easier to walk into and around the station and change between trains and buses.

Details of how your journey may be affected by our work in the area are on the Old Street roundabout travel advice page.

Two-way traffic

Old Street roundabout is running in its final configuration - the northwestern arm of the junction is permanently closed and traffic is flowing two-way.

Measures to manage traffic will stay in place at the junction until the scheme is finished in autumn 2022.

The right turns from Old Street west into City Road south and from Mallow Street into Old Street east are permanently banned.

Take extra care when walking, cycling and driving in the area - traffic may be coming from a different direction than you're used to.

Planned closures

Bus stop

Eastbound bus stop 'K' on Old Street east is suspended until spring 2022 while we do essential work on the footways and kerbs.

Changes to station access

  • The new entrance at Cowper Street provides direct access for customers to the station
  • Subway 1 (northeast exit) is permanently closed. Subway 3 (southwest exit) remains open for now
  • The staircase at the City Road north exit (northwest exit) is open again and the ramp permanently closed. The green line leading to Moorfields Eye Hospital has been reinstated along the stairs

Customers need to continue to wear a face covering in stations and for the duration of their journey unless they are exempt. Check out the quieter times to travel.

Our TfL Go app can help you plan your journey.

What we're doing

By autumn 2022 we will:

  • Build a new main station entrance to Old Street Tube station - it will have a green roof to complement the public space and environment
  • This and the entrance from Cowper Street will replace three of the four previous subway entrances. Subway 3 (southwest exit) is next to close
  • Improve facilities for pedestrians and cyclists travelling through the junction with segregated cycle lanes, new traffic islands and signal-controlled pedestrian crossings
  • Build a new lift from street level into the St Agnes Well mall retail concourse below
  • Refurbish the St Agnes Well mall retail concourse

These works will be done Monday-Saturday, 07:00-19:00 with some night works between 20:30-05:30 because of Tube operations.

What we've done so far

We have:

  • Removed the existing roundabout and permanently closed the northwest arm to create a new public space
  • Switched road traffic movements to two-way
  • Opened the new Cowper Street station entrance
  • Refurbished and re-opened the City Road north exit stair (northwest exit) with the green line toward Moorfields Eye Hospital reinstated.
  • Closed the ramp of City Road north exit (northwest exit) to begin works on the new lift
  • Permanently closed Subway 1 (northeast exit) to begin works for the segregated cycle lane
  • Created dedicated cycle and pedestrian routes through the works site


The dedicated public liaison officer can answer questions about the works:

Email: ruth.curtis@morgansindall.com

Telephone: 07971 123 700

For general information about the project, or if you would like to receive our regular residents' newsletters by email:

Email: OldStreetroundabout@tfl.gov.uk


We held a public consultation on the proposals for Old Street between November 2014 and January 2015.

Contact us


 Charges apply 0343 222 1234


Email OldStreetroundabout@tfl.gov.uk

Contact us if you have questions or comments about the scheme.