London Overground Stations

MQT on 2002-05-22
Session date: 
May 22, 2002
Question By: 
Valerie Shawcross
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


What do you intend to do about the poor state of London's overground stations?



Answer for London Overground Stations

Answer for London Overground Stations

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I am aware of the need to address the many station sites in London, which are not conducive to encouraging travel, because they are inaccessible, untidy or vandalised, and unwelcoming or even threatening, places to wait particularly at night. The division of responsibilities and the number of sites complicate the task, but it is being addressed on a number of fronts. I have been informed that Railtrack and the SRA are finalising a program, to bring a number of sites up to a prescribed standard. Boroughs and train operating companies have ongoing improvement programmes to augment what the rail industry is contracted to provide. TfL is preparing concurrent programmes to achieve interchange standards, a network of accessible stations, and an aspiration standard for all stations in the planned `Metro" network. After a pilot scheme next year, we will progress towards making these standards London-wide, but the number of stations within the GLA area which will need attention is well over 100. .