Tube Lines, the London Underground contractor responsible for the maintenance and upgrade on the Jubilee, Northern and Piccadilly lines, has announced the ‘practical completion’ of works at Hounslow West and Russell Square stations five months earlier than originally scheduled.
The ‘practical completion’ status means that all substantial works have been completed but that some additional work, including snagging, may require attention.
The focus of the refurbishment work at both Hounslow West and Russell Square stations has been to enhance the physical environment of the stations. The company says this has been achieved through the repair of floor and wall tiles, the renewal of station signage and a general redecoration of the station interiors.
The safety environment for passengers has also been boosted through the installation of more CCTV and help points. New public address systems and travel information boards have also been installed to provide passengers with better information about their journeys.
Tooraj Shadnia, senior project manager at Tube Lines said: “We are now two thirds of the way through our stations investment programme and we are delivering the work at a fraction of the time than when we first started. Passengers are therefore benefiting from the improvements to their local stations sooner than anticipated.”