Wot No Walthamstow Lift?

Posted in Tubeworker's blog on Sun, 17/02/2019 - 21:20,

Spare a thought for the passengers at Walthamstow Central station, who have had to manage without the lift from the ticket hall to the bus station for around three weeks now. They are left with no access other than by the pretty hefty staircase.

It seems that a part failed and that rather than holding a stock of spare parts, the contractor has to order a new one to be made, which is done in Italy and can take up to a month.

Such is the illogic of contracting-out bits of the Underground to private companies. Having said that, you'd think that if LUL insists on using contractors, it could insist on rather better contracts.

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