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January 9, 2013

Transport for London issues tender for renovation of Vauxhall Tube station

Transport for London (TfL) has invited bids for the £45m renovation of Vauxhall Tube station in London, UK, over the next few years.

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Transport for London (TfL) has invited bids for the £45m renovation of Vauxhall Tube station in London, UK, over the next few years.

The project is part of TfL’s plan to support growth in nearby areas, extending the Northern line to Battersea and regenerating Vauxhall and Nine Elms.

Construction on the project is scheduled to commence in 2014 and is expected to be completed in 2015.

The upgrade is mainly required to handle more passenger traffic, which is expected to increase by 40% in the coming years.

London Underground capital programmes director David Waboso said that around 21 million people use Vauxhall Tube station per year and it is set to get busier.

"This upgrade will make the station step-free, will give passengers more space and will make journeys through the station quicker and more pleasant," Waboso said.

"The works, along with other TfL investment in improving the local transport network, will help support the regeneration of the area."

"The project is part of TfL’s plan to support growth in nearby areas, extending the Northern line to Battersea and regenerating Vauxhall and Nine Elms."

The Vauxhall station ticket hall will be renovated to create extra space for passengers, while subways and stairways will be refurbished to make the station step-free.

A lift will be installed for passengers between the ticket hall and platforms, while cyclists are to benefit from an off-carriage route built to serve their needs.

The project aims to support local economic development, which is expected to create 20,000 jobs and 16,000 homes in the Vauxhall, Nine Elms and Battersea areas.

The UK Government has agreed a loan of up to £1bn to enable London Underground to fund the extension of the Northern line to the Battersea Power Station site.


Image: The renovation of Vauxhall Tube station will start in 2014 and is expected to be completed in 2015. Photo: courtesy of Sunil060902.

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