Liberal Democrats on the London Assembly have welcomed a commitment from the Mayor to consider installing Visitor Information Centres at both London Bridge and Waterloo Tube stations.
Information centres have already been confirmed for some major Tube stations where they’ll replace traditional ticket offices and offer advice to visitors and passengers.
Despite being major arrival points for visitors to the capital, London Bridge and Waterloo stations currently aren’t on the list of stations gaining a centre.
However Boris Johnson now says Tube bosses are keeping them “under review as potential candidates for Visitor Information Centres in the future.”
The information was provided in response to a question from Caroline Pidgeon, leader of the Liberal Democrat group on the Assembly.
Welcoming the Mayor’s response, Ms Pidgeon said: “I have always said that removing the ticket offices at both these underground stations was a step too far, so the fact that consideration will be given to them having Visitor Information Centres is obviously welcome.”
“Both Waterloo and London Bridge have a huge number of visitors and tourists due to the extensive range of tourist attractions within walking distance of them.
“It is vital that the many visitors passing through these stations, who are unfamiliar with using the Tube, get the same level of service and support as at places such as Paddington and Victoria.”