Can you confirm whether TfL will be providing an accessible entrance to Walthamstow Central tube station, as has been proposed as part of the planning application for redevelopment of The Mall in Walthamstow? Would it be acceptable for a scheme to be car free without proper accessibility to the nearby tube station?
The new Tube station entrance at Walthamstow Central will deliver Step Free Access from street to train. The scheme proposes two 26-person lifts, which would allow customers to travel from street to ticket hall level, where they could then take a second lift from the ticket hall to the Victoria line platforms. The scheme received planning approval from the London Borough of Waltham Forest in January 2021. The installation of these lifts would improve access for all customers using London Underground services and provide an accessible street level interchange with the London Overground and adjacent bus station.
Transport for London and the London Borough of Waltham Forest are working together to identify and pursue potential funding sources for this project. Start and delivery dates for this project will not be confirmed until funding is secured.