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TfL has cancelled its plans to close Caledonian Road for eight months

Isabelle Aron

Folks living near Caledonian Road can breathe a sigh of relief, because TfL has backed down on its plans to close the station for eight months from March. The plans were announced in October last year and involved closing the station so that TfL could repair its two lifts at the same time.

Locals weren't exactly thrilled with the news and a petition launched at the time has since reached over 7,500 signatures. Islington council has now convinced TfL to see the error of its ways by threatening legal action and politely suggesting that they consider fixing the lifts one at a time so that the station can remain open. Who knew the council had it in them?

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Image: Peter Dean

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