Newbury Park and Seven Kings Step Free Access

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-10-22
Session date: 
October 22, 2014
Reference: 
2014/3640
Question By: 
Roger Evans
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Recent reports that £75m funding will be available to speed up the rate of step free access for disabled Londoners and visitors is fantastic news. For the benefit of my constituents could you confirm that TfL has undertaken the costings and have the necessary funding ring-fenced to install step free access for Seven Kings and Newbury Park and when will this happen?

Answer

Answer for Newbury Park and Seven Kings Step Free Access

Answer for Newbury Park and Seven Kings Step Free Access

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I was delighted that TfL was able to announce additional funding for vital step-free access schemes at stations in London.

In addition, I can confirm that funding has been ring fenced for Seven Kings and three other future Crossrail stations. In line with my commitment, step-free access will be in place when Crossrail is fully opened in 2019.

In addition, there will be a £75 million fund to enable new step-free access projects at around a dozen more stations over the next ten years. The funding will be used to match contributions from local councils and property developers for improvements at priority locations, unlocking large numbers of new accessible journeys. 

One such station could be Newbury Park. However the availability of local third party funding will need to be explored further and then commercial negotiations progressed before a step-free access programme and timing can be confirmed.