Transport for London has now made a third of all London Underground stations step-free, following the completion of work at Harrow-on-the-Hill.
The installation of four new lifts at the Zone 5 Metropolitan Line station has made it the 91st Tube station to become step-free, from a total of 272 on the network.
Despite the welcome progress that has been made, London Mayor Sadiq Khan warned that a long-term capital funding deal is urgently needed between TfL and central government.
He argued: “I want all Londoners to feel comfortable and confident when using our transport system, and improving accessibility is a top priority.
“It’s great news that a third of stations on the network are now step-free, with more to come during 2022. But unless the Government provides TfL with the longer-term capital funding it needs, further step-free improvements are at risk.”
N Govia Thameslink Railway says it has completed a £600,000 improvement package over the past year to make its network easier for disabled passengers to use. Enhancements range from wheelchair user-friendly customer information points and new handrails through to wider waiting shelters and testing devices for induction loop systems.