Step free access for residents in Kentish Town

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-07-23
Session date: 
July 23, 2014
Reference: 
2014/2969
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Will you examine adding a lift to ensure step free access at both Kentish Town and Kentish Town West stations, as residents with access issues in Kentish Town currently have no access to Overground, Underground or rail services at either station?

Answer

Answer for Step free access for residents in Kentish Town

Answer for Step free access for residents in Kentish Town

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I regret that there are currently no plans to introduce step-free access at Kentish Town London Underground station or Kentish Town West London Overground station.

As funding is limited, TfL has prioritised work to introduce step-free access on the Tube at busy interchange stations which will unlock the greatest benefit for the greatest number of passengers.

Funding for London Overground stations is provided through the Department for Transport's 'Access for All' scheme and allocated to stations based on passenger numbers, the needs of the local area and proximity to facilities such as hospitals or schools for children with disabilities.

Nearby London Overground stations at Gospel Oak and Camden Road do already provide a step-free option for residents in the area.

TfL is also planning to redevelop Camden Town station, which would include making the station step-free.