mrtheatre123, on 26 July 2011 - 12:54 PM, said:
I Saw it on a travel website for UK travel (Not sure of the name) however i sent an email to TFL (People in charge of the tube) and they said that there is major refurbishment works going on however the tube station is very much open however there may be ques of up to 20 minutes to get to the platform and entry to the station may be staggered so use alternative stations if possible. so contrary to what i had previously read the station is NOT closed.
If anyone has had any experience of these long ques could you please tell me how long exactly you were waiting.
It's definitely not closed, they just have fewer escalators than normal, hence the delays.
If you're seeing the evening show it won't affect you - you'll be coming against the traffic. I saw Wicked last Friday and experienced no queues whatsoever to get out, just the standard tube station crowds. And coming back it'll be after 10pm, so you'll only have the people coming from Wicked and Billy Elliot plus train passengers. It'll be quite busy, but there weren't any queues as such, certainly not staggered entry, and I got onto the first train northbound once I reached the platform, and got a seat!
If you're going to the matinee, however, it will be very busy when you come out, so I would suggest going for dinner/drinks post-show and travelling back later. They also don't open the ticket offices or machines at peak time, so make sure you buy your return ticket at Paddington too.