Lambeth North Tube station will close on July 13 and re-open in February 2017. This will enable London Underground to replace two unreliable lifts at the station.
LU investigated replacing one lift at a time, in order to keep the station open, but found that larger volumes of passengers would use it, thereby placing an extra strain on resources. Also, the project would then have lasted 64 weeks rather than the planned 30.
Adjacent stairs cannot be used as they are too narrow for sole access, and there are around 100 steps.