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Two new stations set to arrive?

Town Hall set for talks with TfL over new tube station at York Road, and an overground station at Maiden Lane

30 June, 2017 — By Emily Finch

Councillor Paul Convery

THE Town Hall is pushing to open two new railway stations for the borough – one of which has been abandoned for 100 years.

During a Caledonian ward meeting on Tuesday, Councillor Paul Convery told the audience the council would soon start talks with Transport for London to propose reopening the long abandoned York Road tube station and Maiden Lane station. York Road tube station closed in 1932 while Maiden Lane station in Camden, just outside Islington, closed in 1917.

He estimated the cost of reopening the Piccadilly line tube station in the corner of York Road and Bingfield Street at £40million, and the creation of a new overground station in York Way at between £6m and £8m. TfL will foot the bill if new stations are agreed.

But Cllr Convery said it was “unlikely” TfL would agree to reopening York Road tube station because they wouldn’t want to add extra time to the journey, with King’s Cross tube station so near. He said it was more likely that Maiden Lane overground station will reopen because of a predicted increase in footfall with planned new jobs created on the industrial sites off York Way.

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