Transport for London is considering whether it can reopen the public toilets at Canada Water station, says Simon Hughes MP.
The MP says a TfL source told him that the public toilets at the station were closed last year because of ‘safety concerns’.
However, Mr Hughes has discovered that although there was a report of a serious assault, the subsequent police investigation found this report to be false.
“I understand TfL’s reasons for closing the public toilets at Canada Water tube station a year ago,” he said.
“However, I do not think it is acceptable that they did not follow up with the local police to find out whether their safety concerns were legitimate.
“Directing commuters to use either the toilets in the Canada Water library or the toilets at Tesco Surrey Quays is far from ideal.
“I am pleased that TfL is reviewing their decision and as long as there are provisions in place to ensure that the public toilets are safe, I believe many people would be very relieved to see the toilets reopened.”
TfL and Olympics organisers have published their latest assessment of the impact of the games on the capital’s transport network
Trains passing through Canada Water Underground station will be much busier during the Games due to the Jubilee line services already being full with spectators travelling to and from events at ExCeL, North Greenwich Arena and the Olympic Park.
It will be very difficult to board Jubilee line trains at this station at the busiest times, especially in the morning and evening.
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Bermondsey station will be exceptionally busy in the morning peak between 7-11am. It will be very difficult to board eastbound Jubilee line trains due to spectators travelling to venues in the Olympic Park and at ExCeL and the North Greenwich Arena.
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The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh will visit Greenland Pier on the morning of Wednesday 25 April to name the new royal row barge ‘Gloriana’ that has been built for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Pageant in June.
‘Gloriana’ was lowered into the water for the first time on Thursday at Isleworth.
The royal visitors will stop off at Greenland Pier on their way to Greenwich for the reopening of the Cutty Sark and the opening of the Royal River exhibition at the National Maritime Museum.
Greenland Pier will be closed on Wednesday morning and the westbound services at 0944; 1004; 1029; 1059 1129 and eastbound sailings at 1055 and 1113 will not stop at the pier.
“KPMG Thames Clippers are delighted to provide Greenland Pier for this important event and apologise to customers for any inconvenience caused to your intended journey,” said the company in an email to passengers on Friday.