Transport for London has announced that the opening of Queensway tube station would be delayed until Wednesday 14 June at the “earliest”.
According to a statement issued by TfL Metronet, the company responsible for the work, “did not complete the modernisation and lift replacement works by the original contract completion date of 9 May 2006 or a second deadline of Monday 12 June, as promised.”
Tim O’Toole, London Underground Managing Director, said: “This is a further, and one hopes final, pathetic delay on a project that Metronet has failed to manage to time.”
However a Metronet spokesperson said: “While the delays to opening Queensway Station are regrettable, we have delivered a very complicated project to a very high standard. In addition to the new lifts, regular passengers can now enjoy a lighter, brighter and safer station.”