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Step-free access at South Woodford Tube?

by gwynethdeakins on 13 February, 2017

We have heard that Transport for London are considering a scheme to provide step-free access to South Woodford Tube station on the southbound side.

At present although there are ‘only’ seven steps up to platform level, they are a big problem for the many people with mobility problems, children’s buggies and luggage who wish to access the platform.  So we strongly support this move.

It is likely to cost a great deal of money (£4.4m!!!) because there would need to be a lengthy ramp taking up some of the pavement outside and requiring a complete reconfiguration of the entrance – but a chance for a bit of smartening up, perhaps . . . . (could they repaint the underpass while they are at it??).

The project still has to be approved by the TfL Board and if approved would take until the end of 2019 before completion.

The Lib Dem Focus Team will be pressing for this project to get the go-ahead and to be progressed as soon as possible.  Whatever the cost, all London Underground stations must become fully accessible.


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