Crossrail and Step Free Access (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-02-26
Session date: 
February 26, 2014
Reference: 
2014/1057
Question By: 
John Biggs
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

I was pleased to hear that you have stated that you would like Crossrail to be fully step free but can you give an assurance that this will be in place when Crossrail opens?

Answer

Answer for Crossrail and Step Free Access (1)

Answer for Crossrail and Step Free Access (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I am insisting all Crossrail stations have step free access and have discussed how we do this with the Secretary of State for Transport. TfL has done 31 out of 38 so far and work is under way to identify technical solutions to make the remaining seven Crossrail stations (Hanwell, Iver, Manor Park, Maryland, Seven Kings, Taplow and Langley) step free.

These initial feasibility studies are expected to be completed in the next few months which will identify technical requirements as well as outline costs and timescales.

We have also applied for funding under Access for All for a number of these stations.