Accessible Transport (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2012-12-19
Session date: 
December 19, 2012
Reference: 
2012/4069
Question By: 
John Biggs
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

I recently travelled around East London with some visually impaired and disabled constituents. It is clear that in order to provide equal access to the public transport system to all Londoners, the installation of ramps at tube and DLR stations is an absolute necessity. Will you pledge to implement a programme to roll out ramps to all stations?

Answer

Answer for Accessible Transport (1)

Answer for Accessible Transport (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I am determined that we do more to make our transport network more accessible

As set out in 'Your Accessible Transport Network', by 2016, a third of the Tube network will have level access platforms, up from 15 per cent at present. Thirty-five additional platforms across the Jubilee and Northern lines will have platform humps by the end of 2013.

In addition the manual boarding ramps which proved very popular when they were used at 16 Tube stations during the Games will remain permanently. We are also looking to introduce them more widely at other stations in 2013.

All DLR stations already have step-free access between the street and the platform, and level access between the platform and the train.