Hampstead Underground’s reduced hours are a ‘scandal’, says opposition leader
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The continuation of Hampstead Tube’s reduced opening hours is a ‘scandal’, says Camden’s opposition leader.
TfL staff shortages from the coronavirus pandemic have seen the Underground only open from 7am-7pm on weekdays.
Three stations across north-west London remain on reduced hours, all in NW3 - Hampstead, Swiss Cottage and Chalk Farm.
Cllr Oliver Cooper (Con, Hampstead Town) said: “I think that is in and of itself a scandal, and Hampstead is on its knees because of it.
“Hampstead Village businesses are suffering badly as a result of these Tube closures, as far fewer people are coming on weekends.”
A TfL spokesperson said it was “committed” to returning Hampstead Tube to normal hours, but that there was no time frame for when this would happen.
“At present we have a small number of stations closed or operating at reduced hours while we work on returning staff numbers to normal.
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“While this work continues we are prioritising busier stations and interchanges where staff are most needed.”