Finsbury Park Tube station is the fourth busiest Underground station outside of zone one.
The number of people using the station during the week has increased by 20% since 2010, and is expected to continue to grow.
As part of a huge revamp, ticket gates are being installed at Station Place and Seven Sisters Road entrances to increase security at the station, provide improved journeys through the station and reduce fare evasion. A new, larger and more accessible western station entrance will open in early 2018 and by 2019 LU will install lifts to provide step-free access to all Tube platforms. Workers onsite are using Donseed biometric time and attendance tablets to sign in and out of site, ensuring accurate time and attendance is recorded, eliminating unnecessary overpayments which can often add up to £000’s on a project like this. As part of the improvements at Finsbury Park Tube station LU has already doubled the capacity of spiral staircases to improve customer journeys as they interchange between Tube and National Rail platforms.
Kev Dendy, Marketing and Strategy Director at Donseed, says: “Over a long complex project like this, hundreds of construction workers will leave and enter a site. Not only does the system record exactly what hours have been worked, contractors also have an accurate record of who is on site, but it can also deliver health and safety updates directly to workers.”