It’s not over yet: Islington Council pressures City Hall in battle against Caledonian Road Station closure
PUBLISHED: 11:30 27 November 2015
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.