A total of 14 railway stations in the London area are to get step-free access, following a funding agreement from the government.

In total, across the UK, the latest batch of £300 million in funding will see 73 stations upgraded.

Following nominations from the rail industry, stations were selected based on a range of criteria including footfall weighted by disability in the area, value for money, and local factors such as proximity to a hospital.

However, a large percentage of the stations had already been announced as getting step-free access, and the upgrade was delayed. It will now go ahead.

All work at the stations is due to be completed by the end of March 2024.

A further 1,500 stations have received smaller scale improvements such as accessible toilets, platform humps to reduce stepping distances and improvements to help those with a visual or hearing impairment.

The list of new London stations is:

  • Catford
  • Cricklewood
  • Hackney Downs
  • Mill Hill Broadway
  • Wandsworth Town

The stations that were delayed and will now go ahead are:

  • Barnes
  • Battersea Park
  • Hither Green
  • Peckham Rye
  • Petts Wood
  • Queen’s Park
  • Seven Sisters
  • St Mary Cray
  • Streatham
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5 comments
  1. H says:

    Wandsworth Town can’t come soon enough although I suspect an entire revamp of the station will be required.

  2. Tom says:

    Good to see Queens Park back on the list as well, which is also a Bakerloo line station – so makes another Tube station step free as well!

  3. Steve Bater says:

    Only two London Underground stations included. I suppose all their money is going on the extra billions of pounds for the Crossrail overspend.

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