Escalator work to hit Embankment station Tube services for 43 weeks


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Tube passengers will face disruption for most of next year due to escalator work at a busy interchange station.

For 43 weeks of 2014 Bakerloo and Northern line trains will not stop at Embankment station so the work can be completed.

Transport for London (TfL) said customers wanting to use either line were being advised to use Waterloo or Charing Cross stations which are a short walk from Embankment.

TfL said the work, due to start on January 8, involves four escalators which were installed more than 80 years ago and were last refurbished in the 1970s.

It added that the work would involve replacing all four at once. If the work had been phased it would have taken "at least 75 weeks".

Embankment is one of the busiest Underground stations, serving Charing Cross main line station as well as Trafalgar Square and the theatres and restaurants along The Strand.

Circle and District line trains will continue to stop at Embankment during the work.