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Camden Town tube station set for major refurbishment

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As Camden continues to lead the way as one of London’s most sought after destinations there has been several calls in recent years to update it’s underground and transport system. Transport for London has finally  set out its plan for an overhaul of Camden Town Tube station to cope with amount of commuter traffic it recieves on a daily basis.

Improvements will include a new second entrance and exit to the station; three new escalators; step-free access from the street to trains, with two new lifts; more space to change between trains and for the station to remain open during busy periods by removing the need for frequent crowd control measures.

TfL said the upgrade would “support the vibrant local economy and community, and reduce walking time between the station and the popular Camden Lock area”.

The existing station entrance would remain in use, and no changes would be made to nearby buildings. Work is being scheduled to begin in 2019 for completion in 2023/4.

Gareth Powell, London Underground’s director for strategy, said: “Camden Town is already one of our busiest interchange stations, and customer numbers are set to rise rapidly as London’s population grows.

“Our plans to modernise and expand the station would mean a new entrance, step-free access, and much better journeys for customers. We’re keen to hear as many views on our plans as possible, so that we deliver the improvements that people want to see.”

There are discussions of a new site for a new station entrance would be on Buck Street, between Camden High Street and Kentish Town Road.  This would reduce walking distances between the station and the north part of Camden Town, including Camden Lock.

The public consultation will run from Monday 12 October until 11 December 2015.

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