January 10, 2013
A £45mn upgrade to Vauxhall Tube station will begin next year as part of a major package of transport investment taking place across the Nine Elms on the South Bank regeneration area.
Transport for London (TfL) says work will be complete in 2015 and the station will remain open throughout.
The project will provide a major increase in capacity, better passenger facilities and step-free access to the platforms.
Nine Elms on the South Bank is central London’s biggest regeneration area where a total of 16,000 new homes and 25,000 new jobs are being created.
Two new Northern line Tube stations are also planned to support the district’s growth, as well as a transformation of the Vauxhall Gyratory, enhanced bus services, upgrades to local railway stations and major walking and cycling improvements.
Plans for a new pedestrian and cycle bridge across the Thames are also being considered.
Co-chair of the Nine Elms Vauxhall Partnership and leader of Lambeth Council Lib Peck said:
“Improving Vauxhall Tube station is an important first step in the area’s transformation. We will create thousands of new homes and jobs here in the years ahead and it’s vital that public services keep pace with increasing demand.
“The huge levels of new investment now coming into Vauxhall provide a tremendous opportunity to redesign the gyratory, create new green space and develop a much more pedestrian friendly town centre.”
David Waboso, Capital Programmes Director, London Underground, said:
“This upgrade will make the station step-free, will give passengers more space and will make journeys through the station quicker and more pleasant. The works, along with other TfL investment in improving the local transport network, will help support the regeneration of the area.”