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It’s not over yet: Islington Council pressures City Hall in battle against Caledonian Road Station closure

PUBLISHED: 11:30 27 November 2015

Handing in the petition against the closure of Caledonian Road Station: Cllr Paul Convery, Cllr Claudia Webbe, Jennette Arnold AM, Cllr Rakhia Ismail, Cllr Paul Smith, Cllr Una O’'Halloran, and Cllr Diarmaid Ward

Handing in the petition against the closure of Caledonian Road Station: Cllr Paul Convery, Cllr Claudia Webbe, Jennette Arnold AM, Cllr Rakhia Ismail, Cllr Paul Smith, Cllr Una O’'Halloran, and Cllr Diarmaid Ward

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The fight to keep Caledonian Road Station open continues on Thursday.

At a meeting of Islington Council, members will call for leader Richard Watts to write to Mayor of London Boris Johnson against the planned closure.

A motion will be raised by Holloway Cllr Paul Smith, one of six members to hand in a 575-strong petition at City Hall last week. A separate petition, led by Nigel Scott, who works on Caledonian Road, has reached 7,000 signatures.

In October, Transport for Rail (TfL) announced the Underground station will close from January 4 to mid-August for its two lifts to be refurbished.

But it caused outcry among commuters, residents and businesses. Many criticised TfL’s lack of consultation.

Now, the council’s Labour group - like Mr Scott - is calling on TfL to repair the dated lifts one at a time so the station can stay open.

Thursday’s meeting, in the town hall, starts at 7.30pm.


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