The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has announced a major boost to the accessibility of the London Underground network by confirming the next 13 Tube stations that will be made step-free by spring 2022.
The move is a key part of his work to make Tube travel more accessible for everyone.
The next stations to benefit from step-free access will be Boston Manor, Burnt Oak, Debden, Hanger Lane, Ickenham, North Ealing, Northolt, Park Royal, Rickmansworth, Ruislip, Snaresbrook, Sudbury Hill and Wimbledon Park.
Together they see more than 33 million passenger journeys each year.
This is the next allocation of an additional £200 million the mayor is investing as part of the largest boost to step-free access in the Tube’s 155-year history.
This will help bring the total number of Underground stations with step-free access to all platforms to more than 100. Investment across TfL will mean that by 2022, 40 per cent of the network will be step-free – a significant increase on the current level of 27 per cent.
The work is a key part of the mayor’s draft Transport Strategy, which aims to create a fairer, greener, healthier and more prosperous city by improving public transport and reducing reliance on car journeys.
Sadiq Khan, said: “It’s vital that we make our transport network accessible to all Londoners and visitors. That’s why I vowed to significantly improve the services offered at our stations for those with disabilities, parents with pushchairs or anyone who struggles with their mobility. These improvements are going to make a big difference in helping Londoners move around our city and show the real progress we are making to improve accessibility right across the capital.”