- Wells Terrace entrance to close as part of work to improve station.
- Step-free access to Tube station in 2018.
- A new western station entrance will also open in 2019.
The entrance to Finsbury Park Underground station from Wells Terrace will close on 18 July 2016 as part of the work to upgrade the station. The closure is the latest step in a comprehensive upgrade of the station that will introduce step-free access by 2018, increase capacity and make journeys quicker and more pleasant.
Two new lift shafts will be built to enable step-free access to all platforms and lines at the station. New ticket gates have already been installed, and the capacity of the spiral staircases has been doubled. Future work will create a new, larger western entrance that will add a new step-free access route from 2019.
David Hughes, Director of Strategy and Service Development for London Underground, said: “Finsbury Park is one of the busiest stations in north London, with over 27 million people using it every year. The demand will only increase as the population of London gets larger, and the improvements being made will allow the station to deal with this demand. The introduction of larger ticket halls and step-free access will make a real, positive difference to customers’ journeys.”
Finsbury Park Tube station is the fourth-busiest Underground station outside of zone one – the number of people using the station during the week has increased by 20 per cent since 2010, and is expected to continue to grow.
The new station entrance work is being carried out in conjunction with the re-development of the adjacent site by City North Finsbury Park Limited.