Central London Step Free Access

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-10-12
Session date: 
October 12, 2017
Reference: 
2017/3930
Question By: 
Tony Devenish
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

In answer to my question 20173825 on the need to preserve bus routes through Central London to cater for those who are unable to use the Tube, you responded by stating the increase the Tube Network will see in terms of step-free access. Please provide a list of all the stations in Central London along with a date by which they will have full step-free access.

Answer

Answer for Central London Step Free Access

Answer for Central London Step Free Access

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Last year, I announced a £200 million programme to provide step-free access at around 30 stations over the next five years. The programme is focussed on local stations in outer London and will be complete by March 2022. 

Stations confirmed under this programme so far are Newbury Park, Harrow-on-the-Hill, Mill Hill East, South Woodford, Buckhurst Hill, Amersham, Cockfosters and Osterley. Additional stations will be announced by the end of 2017, once feasibility studies are complete.

In addition to this £200 million programme, I can also confirm that step-free access will be available at Bromley by Bow and Bond Street by the end of 2017.

When the new entrance opens in early 2018 at Bank station, access to the Waterloo & City line at the station will be step free. The entire Waterloo & City line will be step free by the end of 2018, with TfL working closely with Network Rail to achieve this at Waterloo. In addition, Victoria, Finsbury Park, Moorgate, Whitechapel and Ealing Broadway will have step-free access by the end of 2018.

When fully open in December 2019, the Elizabeth line will serve fully accessible stations, linking Reading and Heathrow in the west, to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east.

Step-free access will be available at Battersea Power Station station and Nine Elms once the Northern line extension is complete in 2020. When the Bank station upgrade project completes in 2022, the new Cannon Street entrance will bring step free access to the Northern line at the station.