Thirteen more Tube stations are going step-free

Is your Tube station going step-free?

19 January 2018

Thirteen more Tube stations will go step-free by spring 2022, providing a major boost to accessibility across the Underground network, Mayor Sadiq Khan said today.

The Mayor took office promising to significantly improve the services offered at stations for people with disabilities, parents with pushchairs or anyone who struggles with their mobility. 

The latest improvements are part of an extra £200m being invested to provide the largest boost to step-free access in the Tube’s 155-year history. This will ensure 40 per cent of Tube stations are step-free by 2022, up from 26 per cent in 2016.

“It’s vital that we make our transport network accessible to all Londoners and visitors,” Sadiq said.

“These improvements are going to make a big difference in helping Londoners move around our city and show the real progress we are making to improve accessibility right across the capital,” he said.

The 13 stations to go step-free are:

•    Boston Manor
•    Burnt Oak
•    Debden
•    Hanger Lane
•    Ickenham
•    North Ealing
•    Northolt
•    Park Royal
•    Rickmansworth
•    Ruislip
•    Snaresbrook
•    Sudbury Hill 
•    Wimbledon Park

Since the Mayor announced the extra funding in December 2016, the much-needed delivery of step-free access has been brought forward at outer London stations.

Newbury Park, Bromley-by-Bow and Buckhurst Hill are scheduled to be step-free in 2018, with work completing at Harrow-on-the-Hill in 2019. Work at Amersham, Cockfosters, Mill Hill East, Osterley and South Woodford will start this year. And work is also progressing at Knightsbridge, and vital interchanges including Bank, Finsbury Park and Victoria, which will make them all step-free. 

In addition, all stations, platforms and trains on the Elizabeth Line - which opens fully in 2019 providing a new east-west link across the capital - will be accessible and step-free. 

Transport for London has the most accessible bus fleet in the world, with all 9,000 buses accessible to wheelchairs and fitted with ramps.

Read the Mayor’s draft Transport Strategy here