Crossrail and Step Free Access

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-11-20
Session date: 
November 20, 2013
Reference: 
2013/4117
Question By: 
John Biggs
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

My constituents from the Manor Park area of my constituency welcome Crossrail but are extremely disappointed that the new station at Manor Park will not be step free from street to platform. This will leave many of my constituents at a disadvantage and seems a wasted opportunity to ensure that everyone can travel independently. Will you give my constituents a commitment that you will review this decision and lobby for the necessary funding?

Answer

Answer for Crossrail and Step Free Access

Answer for Crossrail and Step Free Access

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I have recently announced that Transport for London aims to provide step-free access at all Crossrail stations and I am currently discussing how to deliver this with Crossrail and with the Department for Transport.

I have also separately written to the Secretary of State for Transport to ask that he prioritise the DfT's Access for All fund to make every Crossrail station in London fully accessible.