Wembley Central Step-Free Access (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2012-09-19
Session date: 
September 19, 2012
Reference: 
2012/2673
Question By: 
Navin Shah
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

During the Olympics I was contacted by a constituent who saw a disabled person unable to board a Bakerloo line train at Wembley Central Station due to a lack of ramp. It seems ridiculous that this station is step-free from the street to the platform but inaccessible in terms of actually boarding the train. As this station is in close proximity to Wembley Stadium, do you not agree that this should be made a priority?

Answer

Answer for Wembley Central Step-Free Access (1)

Answer for Wembley Central Step-Free Access (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Officers are drafting a response which will be sent shortly.

Written answer received 1 November 2012

For those passengers who wish to travel to or from Wembley Central but require step-free access to trains, I recommend that they use the Metropolitan line at Wembley Park station, where step-free access from street to train is available.

If required, passengers can access bus routes 182 or 223 which operate between Wembley Central and Wembley Park stations and are easily accessible.

As I make clear in my answer to MQ 2674/2012, I am very keen that we keep trying to find a way through this and have asked TfL to continue to review options and try and find a solution.