Abstract: Many LU open platform stations and depots still lack switches to turn off lights and save energy
Darren Johnson has accused the Mayor of London of dragging his feet by failing to install light switches in Stratford Station and many other London Underground stations, meaning that lights are left on during the day time, over two years after the problem was first brought to his attention.
“It’s ridiculous that the Mayor still has lights blazing away during the day at so many stations. Imagine arriving at Stratford on a sunny day in August for the “greenest games ever”, only to find all the lights on. It shouldn’t take years to fit some light switches.
“Faced with deep government cuts and urgent climate change targets, TfL should be pulling out the stops to save energy.”
Notes to editors
The Mayor first confirmed the problem and committed to deal with it in September 2009:
The Mayor then confirmed that Stratford still hadn’t been fitted with light switches in December 2011, along with 160 other open platform stations and depots:
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