Stanmore Station: Step Free Access

Meeting: 
MQT on 2018-05-17
Session date: 
May 17, 2018
Reference: 
2018/1230
Question By: 
Navin Shah
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

I welcome the Mayor's special fund for step free access to stations. Stanmore station, visited by the Deputy Mayor for Transport, has a strong case for funding step free scheme as a matter of urgency. Will it be included in the next round for priority funding?  

Answer

Answer for Stanmore Station: Step Free Access

Answer for Stanmore Station: Step Free Access

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Thank you. My £200m will deliver step free access to around 30 stations over the next five years. This will make 40 per cent of the Tube network step-free by 2022, up from 27 per cent today, and open more journey options for people with mobility impairments.

London Underground (LU) 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. 

So far I have announced the first 23 stations to benefit from this fund, which were selected using prioritisation criteria which was consulted on with local resident groups and, disability groups, including the sub-regional mobility forum. The announcement of the remaining seven stations will be based on the same prioritisation criteria.

As Stanmore is already a step-free station it does not meet the criteria for inclusion in this accessibility programme. TfL accepts that the step free access arrangements at Stanmore station could be much improved, and will continue to engage with the local authority, land owners and developers to unlock third party funding that could enable step free access at the station.