West Hampstead tube station

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-09-16
Session date: 
September 16, 2015
Reference: 
2015/2811
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

The lack of step free access at West Hampstead tube station  is a matter of great discontent locally, causing inconvenience and danger to passengers with restricted mobility and those in wheelchairs; parents with small children using prams and pushchairs; and those with luggage.  This severely restricts the potential of West Hampstead as an interchange hub in an area of intensification in the London Plan, as the most heavily used station is the least accessible.  The  nearest accessible tube station is Kilburn has no direct bus link and is more than a kilometre's walk from West Hampstead tube. Will you meet with residents at West Hampstead tube station, so they can show you their ideas for lift access?

Answer

Answer for West Hampstead tube station

Answer for West Hampstead tube station

Answered By: 
The Mayor

As part of my drive to make more than half of all TfL stations step-free by 2018, I have asked TfL to prioritise stations which, if made step-free, could unlock the greatest number of journeys on our network or introduce a step-free access route where none currently exists.

West Hampstead is already served by the step-free Thameslink station, linking customers to London Underground stations with step-free access and interchange such as St Pancras, Farringdon, City Thameslink, Blackfriars and London Bridge.  Additionally, customers can also access the Jubilee line step-free from nearby Kilburn London Underground station. Once the West Hampstead Overground redevelopment is complete, it will provide an additional option for step-free travel from the West Hampstead area.

In October 2014, I announced the creation of a £76m Step Free Access Partnership fund (based on match funding) in order to introduce step-free access to even more London Underground stations.  Should potential sources of third party funding come forward, we would be happy to review the situation at West Hampstead.