Camden Labour Kentish Town North and South Councillors update on the Kentish Town station closure – sign our petition for TfL to bring back our bus stop!
As your Camden councillors, we understand the frustrations of residents, businesses and organisations following the announcement that Kentish Town tube station will be closing for up to year while renovations take place.
As your councillors, we called for a meeting with Transport for London so we could seek assurances about several things, including that the Thameslink will remain open and ask for answers as to why the station cannot remain partially open.
We also asked for TfL to engage with community groups and businesses as soon as possible and they have now announced some dates for community drop-in sessions.
We welcome investment to replace the aging escalators which have been too unpredictable in recent months, leading to several access restrictions. But we also understand that the works will not deliver everything we want, such as step-free access for the Thameslink, and we will continue to lobby for these improvements.
However, we are concerned that as the station closes, the Kentish Town station northbound bus stop (outside the former carwash) will be closing for several months while construction work takes place. This will limit how people can travel to the Northern line alternatives at Tufnell Park and Archway, as well as access Parliament Hill and Highgate.
At a time when people will rely more on buses, we need to see a proper replacement bus stop for the station and as your local Labour team, we are campaigning for that to happen