Ealing Common Step Free Access

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-02-26
Session date: 
February 26, 2014
Reference: 
2014/1161
Question By: 
Onkar Sahota
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Will the Mayor consider ensuring that Londoners who find it difficult to access the tube network, such as those in wheelchairs or with prams, can get step free access to Ealing Common station?

Answer

Answer for Ealing Common Step Free Access

Answer for Ealing Common Step Free Access

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I am committed to making London's transport network as accessible as possible and more detail on the huge range of improvements being implemented was set out in the recently published update of TfL's 'Your Accessible Transport Network' document.  London will see at least 25 further London Underground and London Overground stations become step-free over the next 10 years - as well as dozens of National Rail stations and accessible Crossrail stations in the heart of the city.

However, at a time when funding is limited, the focus of the Tube step-free programme is to prioritise the most heavily used key interchange stations where demand for step-free access is higher and the most passengers will benefit from the investment.  Such stations include Bond Street, Tottenham Court Road, Vauxhall and Victoria stations, which will all become step-free by 2018.

Nearby Ealing Broadway station will be step-free by 2017 and of course all TfL's bus services are accessible to wheelchair users and others with a mobility impairment. There are also a number of routes serving Ealing Common that provide links to a range of destinations.