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Victoria station to get £700M re-development

Victoria Tube station, one of the busiest and most congested on the network, is set for a radical £700M transformation as Transport for London announced yesterday that a contract has been awarded for its re-development.

As part of TfL’s multi-billion pound Investment Programme to improve and expand the transport network, a Vinci/Bam Nuttall joint venture will reconfigure Victoria station - creating a brand new ticket hall, doubling in size the existing southern ticket hall, and installing new entrances, nine new escalators and step-free access.

The station re-development is essential to supporting the upgrade of the Victoria line and the two together will result in quicker, easier, and less congested journeys for thousands of Londoners.

Between now and 2018, TfL will upgrade eight tube lines, build Crossrail, and expand the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) and London Overground networks, as well as delivering other major improvements.

Such investment is vital to the future growth, prosperity and the competitiveness of London and the UK, particularly for creating new jobs and opportunities.

London mayor Boris Johnson said: “Anyone that’s ever been near Victoria tube in the rush hour will know that these improvements cannot be made soon enough.”

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