An additional 13 tube stations will be upgraded to step-free access by early 2022 it has been announced today.
The next stations to benefit from step-free access will be:
- Boston Manor
- Burnt Oak
- Hanger Lane
- North Ealing
- Park Royal
- Sudbury Hill
- Wimbledon Park
Together they see more than 33 million passenger journeys each year.
This will help bring the total number of Underground stations with step-free access to all platforms to 102 stations, making 37.7 percent of the network step-free, with an intention to lift that to 40% by 2022. The next stations to go step-free will be announced in due course.
As part of the accessibility programme, a new lift design was signed earlier this year that can be replicated across many stations. It delivers the same standards of reliability but at a fraction of the cost and length of time it previously took to design, manufacture and install a lift.
TfL anticipates that this initiative will cut the cost of installing each lift cut by 70 percent, making savings of £15m for reinvestment in improving transport in London. It will also cut the delivery time by 40 percent, allowing TfL to introduce step-free access in the quickest time possible.
In ongoing works, Newbury Park, Bromley-by-Bow and Buckhurst Hill are scheduled to be step-free in 2018, with work completing at Harrow-on-the-Hill in 2019. Work at Amersham, Cockfosters, Mill Hill East, Osterley and South Woodford will start this year.
Work is also progressing at Knightsbridge, and interchanges including Bank, Finsbury Park and Victoria.