Step free access for Kensal Green Station (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-12-17
Session date: 
December 17, 2014
Reference: 
2014/5856
Question By: 
Navin Shah
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Kensal Green served by Bakerloo line and London Overground trains, with its 46 steps from platform to street, is possibly on of the least accessible stations on the network. Are there any plans to make this station step free?

Answer

Answer for Step free access for Kensal Green Station (1)

Answer for Step free access for Kensal Green Station (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The Department for Transport makes the final decision on which stations receive access for all funding. Although London Underground is responsible for the day-to-day management and operation of Kensal Green station, the station structure and infrastructure are the responsibility of Network Rail, which owns the station.

In April this year the Secretary of State for Transport announced the stations that would receive Access for All funding for Control Period 5, (which runs from 2014 to 2019). It also announced on 16 December that another 26 rail stations in England, Wales and Scotland will receive a share of £60 million funding. Unfortunately, Kensal Green was not chosen for funding in this period.

In the local area, work to provide step-free access at nearby Kensal Rise station is due to be completed in spring 2015, and funding has been allocated to provide step-free access at Queen's Park station by 2019. The neighbouring station at Willesden Junction is already step-free.