Sunday 9 May 2004 11.20pm
Have just seen the news story about the next
three years of refurbishing the rest of the station.
Does anyone know why there are still blue hoardings around the new Northern Line entrance that have to be locked each night?
I am hearing wild rumours that the massively expensive (?) sliding glass doors specified by the architects either failed fire tests or some other health and safety element, and therefore cannot be closed.
It seems that TfL are being cagey until after the local elections, probably because one of the few people asking questions about the delays is Newington ward councillor Caroline Pidgeon, who is also Lib Dem candidate for the local GLA seat.
Caroline's press release on the delays at E+C and Kennington
seems to add some credence to this story.
Does anyone know the truth?