St Paul's Tube station will be exit-only during morning rush hour from Thursday while major escalator works are carried out, TfL has announced.

St Paul’s Underground station will be exit-only during the morning rush hour from Thursday while major escalator works are carried out, Transport for London has announced.

TfL will begin work to refurbish both escalators in the busy Central line station on 9 August, closing entry points to commuters from 7am to 10am on weekdays for up to nine months.

Westbound Central line trains will not stop at St Paul’s during morning or afternoon peak, and entry to the station will be via staircase only at all other times. The station will also be exit-only during Night Tube services on weekends from 12.30am to 5am.

Commuters are being encouraged to use nearby Bank and Chancery Lane Tube stations for the Central Line or alternative lines at Mansion House and Barbican.

More than 17 million commuters use St Paul’s station each year.

Peter McNaught, Director of Asset Operations at London Underground, said: “I’m sorry for the disruption the escalator refurbishment will cause to customers but this is vital work that will improve journeys through St Paul’s Tube station for years to come.”

“Once the work is complete, the escalators will be more reliable and there will be less disruption to journeys as a result.”

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