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Local residents and businesses opposed the removal of Kensington Olympia’s full tube service. Poor tube connections are limiting prospects and opportunities in the local community. 2018 is the year to put Kensington Olympia firmly back on the map.
A full tube service would remove 5,700 round trip bus journeys between Earl's Court and Kensington Olympia. It would also lower the demand for taxis and private hire vehicles. This would deliver immediate air quality benefits to the area.
Footfall at Olympia London has risen from 700,000 to 1.6m since 2011 (when the full tube service was removed), and is likely to increase over the coming years. Only by having a full tube service can local transport options meet this increasing demand – there is no other sustainable option.
Kensington Olympia station is not fit for modern London. The southbound platform does not have stair-free access from the Olympia London side. This platform can only be accessed stair-free via a lengthy detour along Russell Road and Hammersmith Road.
The current limited tube service is holding back this part of Kensington. With many businesses reluctant to settle in the area due to transport concerns, we need a full tube service to support growth in the local economy.