§ Ms Oona King
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make a statement on the future of Wapping tube station.
§ Mr. Jamieson
Preparatory work to enable a northern extension to London Underground's East London Line is under way. It is clearly crucial that stations on any extended line comply with modern safety standards, given the increased number of passengers expected. I understand that Wapping presents particular challenges in ensuring safety compliance, given its age and restricted space. Studies are under way to explore the options for addressing these issues and no final decision has been taken on the station's future.