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Caledonian Road Station fight: ‘It’s not over yet’

PUBLISHED: 11:09 22 January 2016 | UPDATED: 11:09 22 January 2016

Islington councillors and members of the public outside Caledonian Road Station on Tuesday, after TfL announced it will not close the station for eight months. But the leader of a petition against the closure is keeping up the fight. Picture: Islington Council

Islington councillors and members of the public outside Caledonian Road Station on Tuesday, after TfL announced it will not close the station for eight months. But the leader of a petition against the closure is keeping up the fight. Picture: Islington Council

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The petition which lobbied against the unpopular closure of Caledonian Road Station is remaining live.

It comes despite Transport for London’s (TfL) announcement last Tuesday that it will not close in March for eight months.

The petition was set up in October, when the closure plans - to repair the station’s two lifts - were announced. It has been signed by more than 7,000 people.

TfL backtracked after the threat of legal action from Islington Council, which cited the impact on disabled people and argued the lifts could be repaired one at a time - enabling the Piccadilly line station to stay open.

But Nigel Scott, who set up the petition, warned: “The fight is not over. In theory, TfL could still close the station after carrying out a review of its earlier decision.

“The petition will continue until an alternative plan is agreed: one that does not require closure.”

TfL has now entered discussions with the council to find a solution to its lift plans.

To view the petition, visit https://www.change.org/p/transport-for-london-boris-johnson-don-t-close-caledonian-road-tube-station-for-8-months-install-4-lifts-instead/u/13895728


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