Wembley Central Step-Free Access (2)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2012-09-19
Session date: 
September 19, 2012
Reference: 
2012/2674
Question By: 
Navin Shah
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Have any ramps been developed to ensure accessibility for disabled people where trains are lower then platforms, as in the case of Wembley Central Station?

Answer

Answer for Wembley Central Step-Free Access (2)

Answer for Wembley Central Step-Free Access (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Officers are drafting a response which will be sent shortly.

I am aware of the issue around ramps at stations where trains are lower than the platforms. TfL has looked at this and also consulted the DfT - who concluded that there is no workable solution (a view endorsed by the Office for Rail Regulation).

I am however 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.