Step-Free Access

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 26th October 2020.

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Photo of Tony Devenish Tony Devenish Conservative

Will you ensure that for all TfL development projects the adjacent TfL assets, be they Tube or bus stations, include step-free disabled access? Please provide examples of where TfL has committed to this.

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

I am committed to making London’s transport network more accessible and inclusive.

Where possible Transport for London (TfL) identifies potential opportunities to provide step-free access as part of its development proposals, or to ensure that the proposals allow for step-free access to be incorporated at a later date. TfL is proposing to improve the provision of step-free access at Stanmore as part of its development programme, and it has also included plans to provide step-free access to the Circle & District lines as part of its proposals at South Kensington. TfL’s proposals at Hounslow West will allow for a lift to be installed to improve step-free access at a later date, and TfL continues to explore other opportunities across London.

TfL also works hard to secure investment in step-free access schemes from third party developers through the planning process. This has successfully secured funding to provide step-free improvements in the future to Notting Hill Gate, Paddington (Bakerloo), Surrey Quays and to the Northern line at Elephant and Castle.