Improved Platforms, Stairs, Access & Exit Routes at Blackhorse Road Station.

Meeting: 
MQT on 2018-07-19
Session date: 
July 19, 2018
Reference: 
2018/1877
Question By: 
Jennette Arnold
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

The extensive regeneration and building programme around Blackhorse Lane is bound to put increasing pressure on Blackhorse Road station, where the Overground platforms and the steps leading to them are very narrow and in need of widening, leading even now to congestion especially at peak times.  What measures are planned by Transport for London to address this?

Answer

Answer for Improved Platforms, Stairs, Access & Exit Routes at Blackhorse Road Station.

Answer for Improved Platforms, Stairs, Access & Exit Routes at Blackhorse Road Station.

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Blackhorse Road London Overground station has recently received investment through an accessibility improvement scheme which does assist in relieving congestion. The station was made step free earlier this year with the installation of lifts.

In addition, new, longer London Overground trains will come on to the Gospel Oak to Barking line later this year, which will reduce platform crowding and provide more comfortable journeys.

While there are currently no plans for further improvements at Blackhorse Road station, Transport for London will continue to keep the station under review.