Step-free access at Kentish Town Station

MQT on 2017-08-10
Session date: 
August 10, 2017
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


What would the cost be of making Kentish Town Station step-free, what work has been done to assess the viability of doing so, and have any plans been drawn up on how this could be accommodated in the station?


Answer for Step-free access at Kentish Town Station

Answer for Step-free access at Kentish Town Station

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I am committed to increasing the amount of step-free stations across the network to make the Tube more accessible. In December 2016, I announced a £200m programme to provide step-free access at around 30 stations over the next five years, and by 2022 Transport for London (TfL) aims to make 40 per cent of the Tube network step-free.

TfL has carried out a high-level investigation into installing lifts at Kentish Town. It has indicated that the scheme would involve digging new tunnels and installing a new lift shaft in a very constrained worksite adjacent to the main road and busy operational railways. Due to the complexity of this project and therefore high estimated cost, in the region of £40m, Kentish Town is not being considered as part of the £200m five-year programme.