Oxford Circus Tube station ‘closes every three days’ for overcrowding
By Hannah Gelbart
4 December 2015
From the section London
A BBC correspondent tweeted: “More commuter misery – Oxford Circus Tube always closes due to overcrowding about this time”
Oxford Circus Tube station was temporarily closed 113 times in the space of a year because of overcrowding, new figures have shown.
The shutters were brought down on entrances a further 15 times for other reasons, including staffing issues and strikes, in the 12 months to October.
Other major Tube stations Victoria and Waterloo closed five times and once respectively.
Transport for London said it recognised Oxford Circus could get “very busy”.
TfL blamed the situation on modernisation work at the neighbouring Tottenham Court Road and Bond Street …read more
Source:: BBC world news feed