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New Finsbury Park theatre urges a rethink on Tube signage

12:10 18 September 2012

Jez Bond

Jez Bond

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A new theatre in Finsbury Park has launched a petition urging a rethink on signage at a Tube station to prevent visitors getting lost.

The Park Theatre, which is currently under construction in Clifton Terrace, asked Transport for London (TfL) to amend the signs at Finsbury Park Underground more than a year ago after numerous complaints from people struggling to find the venue.

Wells Terrace, which leads to Clifton Terrace, is only accessible from two of three exits at the station and artistic director Jez Bond has urged TfL to stipulate which one passengers need to avoid on its signage.

And having had pleas fall on deaf ears for the past year, a frustrated Mr Bond has this week launched a petition which has already gained some 150 signatures.

He said: “One of the main reasons we located the theatre at Finsbury Park was because of its close proximity to the Tube station.

“However, it’s pointless if people keep getting lost trying to find our theatre due to the terrible signage inside the station.”

“All that we need is to add a small sign saying ‘no exit to Wells Terrace.’ However TfL maintain that there is no need to do anything as the current signs meet their regulations.

“You’d think that it would be the sensible thing for them to do but in truth they don’t appear interested in what we have to say.”

The £2 million Park Theatre, which will be home to two theatres as well as an education floor for workshops, is set to open later this year.

Mr Bond has also been gathering support on hyper local networking site Streetlife, launched by the Gazette’s parent company Archant North London.

A TfL spokesman said: “Although customers leaving the London Underground exits at Finsbury Park will find that Wells Terrace is clearly signposted, the route is not marked from the National Rail exit from the Underground platforms.

“However, this exit signage is shortly due to be replaced and clearer signs for Wells Terrace will be included in this work.”

The e-petition can be found at: www.parktheatre.co.uk/latest-news/petition

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