Pre-Olympics upgrade work to Green Park Tube station is nearing completion, with three new lifts and a new ramped entrance now in operation to provide step-free access at the key Tube interchange.
The £48M project to provide step-free facilities at the station has been completed ahead of schedule and under budget by Tube Lines and London Underground. New lifts are now in operation, as well as a ramped entrance which boasts views of Green Park.
Upgrades were required at the station because it will be used as a key transport interchange for the 2012 London Olympics. Green Park’s position as a central interchange between the Piccadilly, Victoria and Jubilee lines will make it popular during the Olympic Games, as the Olympic Park (Stratford), Wembley Stadium (Wembley Park) and the O2 (North Greenwich) are all on the Jubilee line. Green Park station is also near to Horse Guards Parade, which will become a volleyball venue during the Games.
“We want to make the links into the Olympic venues as strong as possible and the ease of passage between them as smooth as possible,” said London mayor Boris Johnson. Capita Architecture, the architectural brand of Capita Symonds, was the lead designers for Green Park station. Tube Lines then carried out the detailed design.