Step-Free Access

Meeting: 
MQT on 2018-02-22
Session date: 
February 22, 2018
Reference: 
2018/0452
Question By: 
Tony Devenish
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Please provide a list of all the Tube Stations in London, listing which stations have step-free access, which stations are due to become step-free and when, how much the work to make each of those stations step-free will cost, and which stations does TfL have no current plans to convert to step free access.

Answer

Answer for Step-Free Access

Answer for Step-Free Access

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The £200m investment that I announced to make Tube travel more accessible is the biggest investment in the network's 155-year old history, and will help to bring the total number of Underground stations with step-free access to all platforms to more than 100. This represents more than 40 per cent of the network, a significant increase from the current level of 27 per cent.

A list of all 72 Tube Stations that currently offer step-free access can be found on the Step-Free Tube guide: http://content.tfl.gov.uk/step-free-tube-guide-map.pdf

23 stations of the planned 30 to be made Step-free by 2022 have been announced. These are:

Harrow-on-the-Hill

Newbury Park

Buckhurst Hill

Knightsbridge

Colindale

South Woodford

Mill Hill East

Amersham

Osterley

Cockfosters

Burnt Oak

Debden

Hanger Lane

Ickenham

Northolt

Sudbury Hill

Wimbledon Park

Boston Manor

North Ealing

Park Royal

Rickmansworth

Ruislip

Snaresbrook

A further seven stations to benefit from the £200m investment will be announced in summer 2018. 

The new lifts at Bromley-by-Bow will be opening in Spring and work is also progressing at vital interchanges including Victoria, Bank and Finsbury Park. The two new stations on the Northern line extension opening in 2020 will be step-free. The full opening of the Elizabeth line in 2019 will also deliver huge improvements in accessibility. The line will provide a key new east-west link across the capital, serving step-free stations at the heart of London, with all platforms and trains accessible and step-free. All London Underground stations which have an interchange with the Elizabeth line, such as Paddington, Moorgate, Ealing Broadway, Farringdon and Whitechapel will have a step-free interchange.

TfL has prioritised stations for step-free access based on their strategic importance, for example targeting areas without accessible stations or interchanges that will allow people to access different route options. Other criteria are taken into account such as scheme deliverability and cost.  Through the step-free access programme, TfL hopes to deliver an equitable spread of step-free stations across London and reduce the excess Journey Time that disabled people have to spend travelling. The average cost of implementing step-free access across the 30 stations is £6.5m.