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Local Southfield ward councillor, Gary Malcolm, has blasted TfL for leaving Chiswick Park tube station in what he describes as a shabby state.

For many months the District Line station has been left in a poor state after previous refurbishment works. The main problem is that almost all of the old advertisement signs were taken down and then never painted over or replaced. It means that the station looks a mess according to the Liberal Democrat transport spokesperson.

Cllr. Malcolm enquired about the situation many months ago to Transport for London and was told that things would be improved. Since then nothing has happened and the councillor asked a member of staff at the station for an update this week and was told that they knew of no plans for sprucing up the neglected station.

Gary Malcolm recently met a constituent of his, who works in Ealing Broadway, who told him that she felt unsafe at night when she was leaving the train at Chiswick Park because it looks dark and drab.

Councillor Gary Malcolm said: "All it would take is for someone at Transport for London to get a ladder and few pots of white paint to make the place brighter. Lib Dems want our tube and rail stations kept clean, tidy and safe. The Mayor of London is letting the residents of Chiswick Park down.”

He challenged Ken Livingstone to come and join him with paint, a brush and a ladder at the station to help getting it looking presentable again. At this stage there has been no response from the Mayor.


October 6, 2007