March 13 2014 Latest news:
by Stephen Moore
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Finsbury Park station is a expected to be a key bottleneck this morning as commuters trying to find alternative routes to work flood in.
Extra pressure on the station is likely from people using buses to get there which serve the Piccadilly line stations Turnpike Lane and Manor House, and to a lesser extent Wood Green.
They will join the usual rush of commuters entering the station from homes nearby, from national rail services and bus routes, who will all be hoping to cram themselves into the station in a bid to access less than half the normal number of Victoria line trains, while the Piccadilly line platforms will be closed.
The add to the misery, Victoria line trains will all terminate at Victoria station to the south, and Seven Sisters station to the north, until Friday morning. They’re also not stopping at Warren Street.
Transport for London is encouraging commuters to walk or cycle to work instead where possible, and allow extra time for their journeys.
Meanwhile, staff at Haringey Council have been reminded it is their responsibility to get to work, and managers have been asked to have plans in place to ensure services continue.
Essential and frontline services are expected to continue as normal.
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