Third of LU stations now step-free

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. 

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  • Duncan Wilson - 02/04/2022 03:44

    A third? Is that all? Shameful, truly shameful.

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