The revamped Bond Street station will open in 2017 with a shorter change from the Jubilee to the Central line.
Transport for London (TfL) opened bids today for the £300 million expansion of the Jubilee line station.
TfL said a new interchange between Bond Street’s two underground lines will reduce congestion at the busy station. The plans also include opening an additional ticket hall and building more escalators
The renovated station, built 110 years ago, will have easy access to Crossrail, offering commuters a quicker journey to key rail stations like Paddington and Farringdon.
With the addition of the Crossrail connection, TfL estimate daily passenger numbers will reach 225,00. At present, Bond Street station serves some 155,000 people each day.
Miles Ashley, Head of London Underground Station Capacity Programme, said the redevelopment would transform the Bond Street area.
“It will act as a catalyst for further investment securing the West End’s position as a premier shopping and entertainment destination and major employment centre.’
Work is due to start later this year, but the renovations are likely to be greeted with mixed feelings by Jubilee line commuters.
It emerged in November that the building work keeping Stanmore station closed on weekends will run “well into 2010, probably into the third quarter or beyond”.
Speaking in West Hampstead last Friday, the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, said he understood ‘your pain’.
Handed a petition from miffed Jubilee line users, he said:
“All I can say is that absolutely vital that we make sure that we keep up the investment in London’s transport infrastructure.
“I know how inconvenient it is at the moment but that Jubilee Line, when it is completed, will have a 30 percent increase in its capacity. It will be a substantially better service”.
To sign the petition to reopen the Jubilee Line soon between Stanmore and West Hampstead on weekends, click here.