'Olympic' Tube Station Ready For Starting Gun

As the 2012 London Olympic Games loom, the transformation of Green Park Tube station is now nearly complete, with three new lifts already providing step-free access to the platforms and a new ramped entrance with views of the park now in action.

The changes mean passengers are already benefiting from improvements being made to this key Olympic interchange well ahead of the Games.

The £48 million 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 passengers to change to 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 station.

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."

The major 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.


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