Further restrictions on bikes at South Kensington

As Metro Tunnel works become more intense around the tunnel portal at South Kensington Station, further safety measures will make it more difficult for bikes to use the once popular Childers Street route.

Although Childers Street is already closed at Kensington Road, there is still limited access at the Tennyson Street end.

With increased activity will come increased truck movements in the area for delivering materials, concrete works and earthworks.

The project, Bicycle Network and the local community are especially keen to minimise interactions between bikes and construction trucks.

Works currently underway include: road-side piling at the location of the tunnel boring machine (TBM) retrieval shaft near South Kensington station, site establishment and preparation activities, rail embankment and retaining wall construction

As well as the TBM shaft and the portal, a massive flood wall will be built along Childers Street to prevent water getting into the tunnel as a result of major flood events.

Riders through the area will notice that the Metro Tunnel Project recently installed additional wayfinding signage to direct them to alternative routes away from where works are occurring.

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