Transforming the Tube @ Aldwych Underground station (to 9 July)

July 1, 2010toJuly 9, 2010

TubeLondon Underground is opening the doors of the old Aldwych Underground station, closed to the public since 1994, for a special exhibition in the ticket hall, to show how the Tube is being transformed.

London Underground is working on the biggest transformation in the Tube’s history – rebuilding the entire network, from tracks to trains and signals to stations.

It’s going to take time to make the Tube the world-class network it should be – about 10 years in fact – and it’s true there will be some disruption as we carry out improvements. However, we’ll keep you fully informed about what’s happening, and recommend you always check services before you travel.

Find out about track and signalling chnages that will mean:

  • You won’t have to wait as long for a train because we’ll be able to run more trains per hour
  • You’ll enjoy a smoother, faster and more reliable journey

As to get work on each station you’ll enjoy:

  • More pleasant stations – we’re giving many a facelift (131 so far), restoring and protecting the heritage of old stations while completely modernising others (such as King’s Cross St. Pancras)
  • Better access from street to train as we gradually install lifts at key stations, introduce wider ticket gates and change platforms
  • Enhanced security
  • Improved customer information

The exhibition will take place from Monday 28 June to Friday 9 July from 10:00 to 19:00 on weekdays and 10.00 to 16:00 on the weekend.

The entrance to the exhibition is on Surrey Street, WC2R 2NE, which is off the Strand and off Temple Place, with Temple station the closest Tube station.

Find out more at www.tfl.gov.uk