Boris: ‘York Road station will stay shut'

Monday, 21st October 2013

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Published: 21 October 2013
by RICHARD OSLEY

LONDON Mayor Boris Johnson has rejected a fresh call to open York Road station, the tube station near King's Cross which closed in the 1930s.

He had been urged to get the station up and running to relieve congestion around the redeveloped railwaylands site.

Answering written questions at City Hall, Mr Johnson said: "A pre-feasibility study in 2005 concluded that while there were potential benefits to re-opening York Road station, these were not sufficient to justify the very substantial costs involved. Creating an additional stop would also extend journey times for existing users of the Piccadilly line, which needs to be taken into account."

The Mayor added: "The area is already well served by buses and by the much improved King's Cross St Pancras Tube station."

He was answering questions from Barnet and Camden assembly member Andrew Dismore after an all member transport meeting at City Hall last week.

Mr Dismore was pushing for capacity to be increased on the Number 390 and 10 bus routes, to "cope with the King's Cross development".

 

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