Stamford Hill Train Station

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-10-23
Session date: 
October 23, 2013
Reference: 
2013/3607
Question By: 
Jennette Arnold OBE
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

I have been asked by a constituent to put the following question to you:

On 2 July 2013, TfL announced that they will take control of overground rail routes that run from Liverpool Street station to Enfield Town and Cheshunt from 2015. Stamford Hill has one of the highest birth rates in London, while a recent Hackney Council survey revealed that over 50% of the over-55 age group in the new Woodberry Down ward self-identify as having a disability. As a result, there are a disproportionate number of residents with prams or physical impairments that experience great difficulty with stairs and therefore cannot access the station. With this in mind, what reassurances can you provide with that TfL will make Stamford Hill overground station 'step free'?

Answer

Answer for Stamford Hill Train Station

Answer for Stamford Hill Train Station

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I am delighted that the Government has recently announced a further £103 million in Access for All funding for England and Wales. TfL will be able to nominate for step-free access stations on the Overground, the future Crossrail route, and the lines out of Liverpool Street that will be devolved. TfL is already working to identify which stations it may nominate, and will provide more information once it becomes available.