Assisting blind and partially-sighted tube travellers

Meeting: 
MQT on 2006-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2006
Reference: 
2006/2265
Question By: 
Jennette Arnold OBE
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

I welcome the new initiative to help blind and partially-sighted Londoners access the tube at three stations including Old Street, the nearest station to Moorfields Eye Hospital. When will this initiative be rolled out across London?

Answer

Answer for Assisting blind and partially-sighted tube travellers

Answer for Assisting blind and partially-sighted tube travellers

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I strongly support this pilot, which is being conducted jointly between the Royal National Institute for the Blind and London Underground. It forms part of the wider commitment by TfL to improve the accessibility of London's transport system, increasing the links between Underground stations and the surrounding areas. The pilot is due to last 6 months during which time the benefits, costs, and demand will be evaluated. At the end of the trial, a joint decision will be made about extending the scheme to other parts of London.