TfL 75 Million Fund

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-10-22
Session date: 
October 22, 2014
Reference: 
2014/3657
Question By: 
Victoria Borwick
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Which tube stations are currently being considered to benefit from TfL's new £75 million fund to install new lifts, giving those stations step-free access?

 

Answer

Answer for TfL 75 Million Fund

Answer for TfL 75 Million Fund

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.

To maximise the benefit of the programme, and to optimise value from public investment, the new £75 million fund will be used to match contributions from local councils and property developers for improvements to step-free access at priority locations which could unlock large numbers of new accessible journeys.  TfL is already successfully using this 'match-funding' approach to deliver step free access at Bromley by Bow and Tower Hill.

The location and number of stations will depend the extent to which third party funding can be agreed and the affordability of the schemes.

More information about this funding is available in the press release: https://www.tfl.gov.uk/info-for/media/press-releases/2014/october/-75m-fund-to-take-step-free-access-to-next-level.