TfL Accessibility

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-05-22
Session date: 
May 22, 2013
Reference: 
2013/1676
Question By: 
Navin Shah
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Can you give an update on your accessibility programme for tube/overground stations and what plans and timetable you have to make Harrow on the Hill and Stanmore Stations fully accessible?

Answer

Answer for TfL Accessibility

Answer for TfL Accessibility

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I am absolutely determined to make the transport network more accessible, and much progress has been made in recent years. Late last year I published 'Your Accessible Transport Network', which set out recent developments and what more TfL plans to do in the coming years to open up the transport network to more Londoners. This includes making 28 more stations step free over the next eight years, of which Crystal Palace was the first project to complete in March this year.

I am aware of the pressure to make Harrow on the Hill step-free and would be keen to see this happen, subject to finding funding. An alternative source of funds would be from third party developer contributions and TfL is actively promoting discussions on this subject to see if there is a possibility of such funding being forthcoming.

I am aware that the step-free access at Stanmore is not ideal however there is an available step-free route. TfL will continue to review whether there is scope for improving the access in an affordable way, however no suitable option has yet been identified.