Transport: Stanmore Station Access

Meeting: 
MQT on 2012-12-19
Session date: 
December 19, 2012
Reference: 
2012/4336
Question By: 
Navin Shah
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Since a few months vehicular access to the forecourt of the station for private vehicles (cars etc) has been completely stopped by the TfL - preventing easy access to the elderly, infirm, disable and children etc. This is also causing chaos and congestion in Kerry Court opposite the station. Will you ask TfL to remove the ban and redesign the forecourt to allow access for all?

Answer

Answer for Transport: Stanmore Station Access

Answer for Transport: Stanmore Station Access

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Access to Stanmore Station forecourt has always been restricted to authorised vehicles only.

There is no new ban in place on private vehicles using the underground station forecourt, but it has been necessary to direct motorists to move from the forecourt area where passengers board and alight buses so it remains accessible and minimises safety risks.

The forecourt area was redesigned in 2010 to allow for an additional bus route, and all options were looked at and considered during that process.

The tube station has a very large car park with disabled parking and accessible access into the station.