What Goes On Beneath Leicester Square At 2am?

tracksandscaffolding.jpg“It’s a case of short term pain for long term gain, as prominent stations are given a much-needed refit. Workers have just four hours a night to get their equipment installed, fix things up, then reemerge before sunrise. Think about it. All cements, glues and paints must be dry before the public can be let in. Every tile must be firmly affixed to prevent trip hazards next to a platform. And any new electronics must run in parallel with old systems for at least two weeks. If ever there was an apt situation to invoke the cliche ‘logistical nightmare’, this is it. How do you make these improvements without closing down the station?”

More at: londonist.com

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~ by Tom on 6 Mar, 2008.

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