Cutty Sark DLR station to finally see escalators fixed

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.

Photo taken in 2018 with PFI company CGL visible on sign

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.

Photo in 2023. No PFI company now on sign

Work on the following two are due to complete later in the year.



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One thought on “Cutty Sark DLR station to finally see escalators fixed

  • It comes to something when Councillors and MP has to get involved to get TFL to repair escalators at a DLR station used by thousands of people..These repairs should be carried out and shows lack of routine maintenance at TFL on the network.


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