9 September 2011
A transformation of Green Park Tube station is now nearly complete,
with three new lifts already providing step free access to the
platforms and an attractive new ramped entrance with views of the
park now in action. The changes mean customers are already
benefiting from improvements being made to this key Olympic
interchange well ahead of the Games.
The £48m project to provide step-free facilities at Green Park
Tube station has been completed ahead of schedule and under budget
by Tube Lines and London Underground. Passengers with restricted
mobility, as well as people with heavy luggage or buggies, are now
able to use the new lifts at Green Park Tube station to access the
Piccadilly, Victoria and Jubilee line platforms. Other work
includes new flooring, ceiling, lighting, tiling and signage in the
ticket hall plus new entrances and lift lobbies.
During the 2012 Games Green Park will be a key station as it
will enable customers to change onto the Jubilee line for access to
the Olympic Park, Wembley and North Greenwich. Green Park is also
an interchange for travellers heading to Heathrow airport and other
key transport hubs such as St.Pancras International rail
...It is great news that passengers using Green Park every day can now take advantage of the huge improvements that have been made there. Next year it will be a very important part of the plan to help millions of Londoners and visitors to our great city get around during the Games.
London Mayor, Boris Johnson
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, said: “It is great news that
passengers using Green Park every day can now take advantage of the
huge improvements that have been made there. Next year it will be a
very important part of the plan to help millions of Londoners and
visitors to our great city get around during the Games. We want to
make the links into the Olympic venues as strong as possible and
the ease of passage between them as smooth as possible.
upgrade of Green Park station also includes a new canopy and a new
staircase on the south side of Piccadilly, public space
improvements outside the station and beautiful artwork integral to
the station buildings.
Jon Lamonte, Senior Transport for London Director, said: “This
is a busy station, popular with visitors to central London and will
be an important link to the Olympic and Paralympic venues. Tube
Lines and London Underground have worked tirelessly, day and night,
to deliver improvements at Green Park station ahead of schedule and
well below budget.”
63 Tube stations are now step-free from street to platform
level. By the time of the 2012 Games 65 Tube stations will be
step-free. Transport for London has applied for funding from the
Government to help make further stations in the capital ‘step
free’. Confirmation of whether that funding might be granted is
expected within the next month.
Art on the Underground has commissioned artist John Maine RA to
create a new artwork which forms part of the station structure for
customers to enjoy. The work focuses on the geology of the Portland
stone cladding and setting of the station in the natural
environment of Green Park.
Capita Symonds is the lead
designer for Green Park station.