Sudbury Hill Urban Realm Scheme

Meeting: 
MQT on 2016-10-19
Session date: 
October 19, 2016
Reference: 
2016/3999
Question By: 
Navin Shah
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Regrettably the proposed scheme does not make any provision for either of the rail stations to become fully accessible - this flies in the face of the stated aim of improving access to the stations. I believe that in the case of Sudbury Hill Harrow Station access is easily achievable. Would you support local residents and groups to incorporate accessibility of the stations to the Sudbury Hill Urban Realm Scheme?

Answer

Answer for Sudbury Hill Urban Realm Scheme

Answer for Sudbury Hill Urban Realm Scheme

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I would warmly welcome a positive outcome from the discussions currently underway by Network Rail and Chiltern Railways about accessibility improvements to Sudbury Hill Harrow station. 

The London Boroughs of Brent and Ealing, through the WestTrans partnership, have developed the Sudbury Hill Urban Realm scheme with funding support from TfL's Local Implementation Plan (LIP) Major Scheme programme.

Although the project encompasses this part of the Greenford Road (A4127), it only includes the areas in front of the station buildings. Works within National Rail stations are the responsibility of the Train Operating Company or Network Rail as owners of the station, so step-free access falls outside of the Sudbury Hill Urban Realm scheme's scope.