Camden Council has voted to ban taxis, cars and lorries from Tottenham Court Road - restricting them to local access between 8pm and 7am.Read the full story ›
Thousands of commuters using one of the busiest tube stations in the West End will have to plan a new route to work next week. Central Line trains will no longer call at Tottenham Court Road after Underground services end tonight.
The platforms are being closed for a year to allow the station to be rebuilt before Crossrail opens in 2018. Tottenham Court Road is will become a major interchange between Crossrail and the Central and Northern Lines.
To complete vital work at the station, Central line trains will not be stopping between 3 January 2015 and early December 2015 and I apologise for the inconvenience this will cause. While we try to carry out as much of our improvement works when the Tube is closed, in this case we need a pre-planned closure of the central line platforms due to the vast scale of the station’s transformation.?
Northern Line trains will continue to call at Tottenham Court Road while the work is carried out.
- Buses and cycles will be able to use the whole length of Tottenham Court Road
- Taxis, local traffic and servicing vehicles will to access short sections of Tottenham Court Road via side streets
Vic Stanley What an absolute joke! Roads are for cars, bus lanes are for buses, bike lanes are for bikes, pavements are for people. Do you understand Boris Johnson? There is enough room on the roads for everyone, but then Ken Livingstone started to mess it all up, and you are continuing it...
Timothy Barson So how are all the shops gonna be stocked? If anything pedestrians and shops should be banned from the road
Michael Davies This is a ridiculous idea! Banning vehicles may be suitable in some places, but this is a main artery through the West End essential for travelling from East or South of London, heading either North through Camden or else to the West.
We have to accept cars are a fact of life, not all Londoners live in Zone 1 or travel solely during hours of full tube/train operation. A practical and flowing road network is essential!
Getting rid of lorries and cars from Tottenham Court Road would be a positive step forwards and opens the way for reducing traffic throughout the West End of London.
London could become a city of buses and bikes, if the Mayor and the boroughs did some bold thinking and examined how other roads could be redesigned.
However, we should be aiming to reduce the traffic and pollution on our streets, not just displace it onto other roads.
Streets become nicer, more human places, as soon as you make the safety of pedestrians and cyclists your number one priority.
Camden's Labour leaders plan to widen the pavements in Tottenham Court Road to coincide with the arrival of Crossrail.Read the full story ›
- Camden says changes are essential to cope with increase in pedestrians when Crossrail opens in 2018
- Camden claims Tottenham Court Road will be "busier than Heathrow" with 300,000 passengers a day
- The scheme includes wider pavements and tarmac being replaced by turf in one street, Alfred Place