Work to make tube station more accessible begins

Refurbishment work has begun to make Acton Town station more accessible.

Under Tube Lines’ upgrade programme two lifts will be installed inside the station, along with better lighting and 47 CCTV cameras – which will raise the total number to 71.

There will also be 11 help points, which will allow passengers to contact the supervisors office if they need to ask for help.

Most of the work will be undertaken at night, but some sections of the station will be hoarded off to allow for limited work during the day.

Linda Muzikants, Tube Lines project manager for Acton Town station, said: “Making the Tube more accessible is vital, especially with the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games ahead of us.

"It’s a difficult process increasing access to the largely Victorian network and requires complex engineering but this project is a positive move. The general refurbishment of the station will also bring many improvements to the many passengers that use this station each year."

Tube Lines is responsible for the maintenance of the Jubilee, Northern and Piccadilly lines. Work is due to be completed by Autumn 2008.