Requiem for Elephant & Castle’s subways

Amelia Burr (02 April, 2015) Transport

A swan-song to bid farewell to the subterranean network will be performed on site before it is filled in for good

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A requiem to a roundabout’s subways is set to be performed tomorrow night before the public walkways are closed off for good.

Construction of a segregated cycle superhighway from the notorious junction at Elephant and Castle has already begun, with a year of travel disruption expected, while wider plans to transform the roundabout into a peninsula are expected to be completed by next summer.

Before the seven subterranean footpaths are cordoned off and filled in, ‘Save our Subways’ campaigner, Richard Reynolds, is determined to give them one last swan song.

Requiem for the Subways, composed by Danyal Dhondy, will be played as audience members wander the underground network at sunset. Work on the roundabout and the subways is expected to begin on April 9 and Transport for London has advised commuters to use alternative routes at peak times. Some bus routes will also be diverted or delayed (see full list below).

For your chance to hear the Requiem for the Subways, be at the centre of the roundabout at 7pm tomorrow night.

 

 

Bus routes affected by works at the roundabout:

Stop J towards New Cross or Peckham

53

63

168

172

363

453

N63

 

Stop K towards Surrey Quays

1

188

N1

 

Stop M towards Westminster

53

453

 

Stop N towards Blackfriars or Waterloo

1

63

168

172

188

363

N1

N63

 

Stop P towards Pimlico or Kennington

133

155

196

333

415

N133

N155

 

Stop R towards Brixton, Peckham or Camberwell Green

12

35

40

45

68

136

148

171

176

343

468

N35

N68

N89

N171

N343

P5

 

Stop S towards London Bridge

 

35

40

133

136

333

343

415

N35

N133

N343

 

Stop T towards Blackfriars

 

45

155

196

P5

 

Stop V towards Waterloo or Westminster

 

12

68

148

171

176

468

N68

N89

N155

N171

 

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