Broken escalators at Cutty Sark station in the heart of Greenwich should finally be fixed by the end of the month.
Greenwich Creekside councillor Calum O’Byrne Mulligan and MP Matt Pennycook have been pressuring Transport for London to fix the escalators.
The station was constructed as part of a PFI-funded extension which opened in 1999 extending the line from Island Gardens to Lewisham.
Being PFI, responsibility for stations was in the hands of a private company rather than TfL. The PFI is now over, and TfL claim that upon taking over discovered that “escalators were in a much worse state than anticipated”.
One escalator was then repaired but the station suffered flooding. Work on fixing the latest problems with two out of four escalators should finish this month.
Work on the following two are due to complete later in the year.