Edited by administrator Admin1 January 13, 2018, 8:06 am
It will come as a relief to people who used the route regularly after repeated delays have pushed back the completion date.
The discovery of asbestos slowed down progress and the original contractors, GB Building Solutions, went into administration midway through the work, further hampering progress.
With NECA due to discuss the progress of the project when they meet later this week, the report comes as a clear sign that people who depend on the tunnel won�t have to wait too much longer.
The main part of the �6.9m round of work will be to replace the old escalators, which were at one time the longest in Europe.
Health and safety regulations issued in the aftermath of the Kings Cross fire and similar tragedies meant they had to be replaced with a safer mode of transport.
Instead, there�ll be an �inclined lift� which will lower passengers down the slope in a glass compartment.
Work is also progressing to repair and upgrade the steel and concrete structure and to apply coating and injections to the walls to prevent leaks.
The tunnel will also get a total facelift, with new tiling and painting throughout.
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