Step-Free Stations News

I hope everyone is surviving the new timetable despite the many disruptions, particularly with Thameslink services. In this post, I wanted to highlight a series of interesting recent developments regarding future step-free access stations.  (more…)

Updated Map 20/05/18!

Happy May Timetable Change Day! I hope that everyone survives the potentially chaotic days ahead as teething problems are sorted. With the start of the new timetable today, the SfL map (linked below) has been updated to reflect changes in services (namely the expansion of TfL Rail and Thameslink services), Read more…

May Timetable Change: Thameslink Programme

Mark your calendars for 20th May!

In the UK’s railway industry, rail services that make up National Rail (including TfL-run Overground and TfL Rail) undergo two timetable changes every year, once in December and once in May. During these times, train operating companies, such as South Western Railway and Greater Anglia, may adjust their services depending on changes in passenger levels or new infrastructure. Often, these changes are very minor and go unnoticed by the regular commuter.

However, starting this May until at least the end of 2019, each of these timetable changes is set to come with far-reaching changes that will have a strong impact on rail transport in London, including access. A lot of these changes are centred around the phased openings and expansions of the Thameslink Programme and the Elizabeth Line, although there are also important improvements on Overground, South Western Railway, Southern, Great Northern, and Greater Anglia services. This first post will deal with the Thameslink Programme, as it has not yet been properly introduced, while a second one will cover the main changes in other services.  (more…)

Future Step-Free Stations: Additional Schemes

We have reached the end of my Future Step-Free Stations series, covering additional step-free access projects across London. To check out earlier posts as well as the intro, click here.

StationLineScheduled date
White Hart LaneOvergroundSpring 2019
TwickenhamSouth Western2020
Hackney WickOvergroundMay 2018
Brent CrossNorthern2022
Meridian WaterGreater Anglia2019
GreenfordGreat WesternDecember 2018
Northumberland ParkGreater AngliaLate 2018
Elephant & CastleNorthern2021

Future Step-Free Stations: DfT Access for All Stations

Welcome to parts 7 and 8 of my Future Step-Free Stations series. They will cover the full list of stations in the Access for All government scheme, even the stations whose works have been deferred.

DfT Access for All Stations

StationLineScheduled date
Alexandra PalaceGreat Northern2020
CarshaltonThameslink, Southern2020
Coulsdon SouthThameslink, Southern2020
Palmers GreenGreat Northern2020
Tottenham HaleGreater AngliaLate 2018
West HampsteadOvergroundLate 2018
Ewell WestSouth Western2020
TeddingtonSouth Western2020

Future Step-Free Stations: TfL Suburban Station Plan

Reaching the half-way point of my Future Step-Free Stations series, we will now look at the largest group of step-free station works. Please refer to the intro of this series for overall information and links to other posts.

StationLineScheduled date
Newbury ParkCentral2018
Harrow-on-the-HillMet, Chiltern2019
Buckhurst HillCentral2018
South WoodfordCentral2020
Mill Hill EastNorthern2019
AmershamMet, Chiltern2020
Boston ManorPiccadilly2022
Burnt OakNorthern2022
Hanger LaneCentral2022
IckenhamMet, Piccadilly2022
North EalingPiccadilly2022
Park RoyalPiccadilly2022
RickmansworthMet, Chiltern2022
RuislipMet, Piccadilly2022
Sudbury HillPiccadilly2022
Wimbledon ParkDistrict2022