Euston station

London Underground (LU) is set to renovate two escalators at Euston station, in order to meet the demands of increasing passenger traffic.

The move forms a part of the continuing Tube investment programme with major stations, trains, track and signalling being modernised or replaced to provide more capacity for a growing city.

The renovation project includes the removal and replacement of hundreds of mechanical and electrical parts of the escalators.

Work on the escalators will begin in July and will be completed by the end of March 2015. They are currently used by approximately 60,000 people a day, which is enough to fill the Emirates Stadium.

LU operations director Nigel Holness said: "The escalator refurbishment due to take place at Euston is vital to ensure their continued reliable operation for customers as passenger numbers continue to rise.

"I apologise for the disruption the refurbishment will cause to customers using the station and we have plans in place to help customers complete their journeys with as little impact as possible."

The escalators towards the Victoria or Northern line platforms will not be operational while the renovation work is in progress.

During the refurbishment, customers will only have access to the spiral staircase.


Image: Euston Station London. Photo: courtesy of Richard Rogerson.