In a blow to regular tube passengers, the downward escalator at Colliers Wood station will not be repaired until October, the Guardian has learned.
It has been out of order since May with Transport for London (TfL) advising passengers with mobility problems to use alternative nearby tube stations meaning for some, this station is out of use.
Laura Wallis, a representative from Tube Lines, the company who handle repairs on the underground network, said: "We offer our apologies and appreciate that it's an inconvenience for the public.
"Our performance is improving until last year it took 26 weeks to refurbish an escalator and we have now brought that down to 10 weeks."
Two stops further down the Northern line, Morden station has been under repair since June 2004.
Frank settled down in the Valley
and he hung his wild years on a nail that he drove through his wife's forehead
He sold used office furniture out there on San Fernando Road
and assumed a 30,000 dollar loan at fifteen and a quarter percent
put a down payment on a little two bedroom place
His wife was a spent piece of used jet trash
Made good Bloody Mary's
Kept her mouth shut most of the time
Had a little Chihuahua named Carlos
that had some kind of skin disease
and was totally blind
They had a thoroughly modern kitchen
Self-cleaning oven, the whole bit
Frank drove a little sedan
They were so happy
One night Frank was on his way home from work
He stopped at the liquor store
Picked up a couple of Mickey's Big Mouths
Drank 'em in the car, and with a Shell station
he got a gallon of gas in a can
Drove home, doused everything in the house
Parked across the street laughing
Watching it burn
All Halloween orange and chimney red
Then Frank put on a top forty station
Got on the Hollywood Freeway
and headed North
Never could stand that dog
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