Step-free access at Rayners Lane Tube Station request

Date petition submitted: 
05 March 2014
Petition presented by: 
Navin Shah AM,
Petition presented at: 
London Assembly Plenary

Summary of petition

“We the undersigned residents and visitors to Harrow call on the Mayor of London to provide step free access at Rayners Lane Tube Station.”

Response information

Name of person responding: 
The Mayor
Response date: 
08 April 2014
“Dear Navin Re: Petitions received at the London Assembly (Plenary) Meeting on 5 March 2014 Thank you for the petition which you submitted to the London Assembly on 5 March about step free access at Rayners Lane Tube station. I fully appreciate the importance of accessible transport, which is a critical factor in determining the quality of life for so many people. That is why in December 2012 I launched ‘Your accessible transport network,’ an accessibility action plan, demonstrating a renewed effort to make it easier for people to travel around the Capital. In February 2014, TfL published an update report outlining recent accessibility improvements to the transport network and setting out a number of new commitments. A copy of both documents is available at: http://www.tfl.gov.uk/gettingaround/transport accessibility/1167.aspx Improving the accessibility of our stations for all Londoners is a key part of this action plan. Over the next 10 years we will provide step-free access at an extra 25 Underground and Overground stations like Bond Street, Finsbury Park, Tottenham Court Road, Vauxhall and Victoria station where demand for step-free access is high and where passengers will considerably benefit from the investment. As you may be aware, Pinner station is currently step free from street level to train while Rayners Lane provides a step free interchange between Metropolitan and Piccadilly line services travelling in the same direction. Passengers needing step-free access to the train can travel from Rayners Lane to Pinner station using bus route H12. While I appreciate the petitioners would welcome step-free access from street level to trains at Rayners Lane station, I am afraid there is no funding at present to make the station step free. Notwithstanding this, TfL is actively seeking opportunities to go beyond the committed step-free programme, particularly using third party contributions from developers and councils, an approach which is successfully being used at Greenford and Tower Hill. TfL would be very interested to hear of any commercial development opportunities which you are aware of that could unlock funding in Harrow.”