The Greater London transport network is set to receive a significant upgrade in 2019 with several Oyster Zone expansions that will extend the popular pay-as-you-go (PAYG) zone deeper into the capital’s key commuter towns. In total, it is likely that we will see up to five extensions, reaching Hertford North, Epsom, Welwyn Garden City, Luton… Continue reading Oyster Zone Expansion 2019
Continuing with upgrading the official SfL map, I am happy to announce that the map now includes unstaffed stations as well as a three-tiered hierarchy describing the degrees of staffing. Coincidentally, today the Office of Rail and Road has released a consultation regarding assisted travel on the National Rail network. The consultation proposes changes to… Continue reading Staffing and Assisted Travel Consulation
So apparently, Newbury Park on the Central line is now step-free to all platforms! The opening, which I was expecting later this month, also comes at a time when I am making big changes to my SfL map to make it more interactive and useful for new as well as seasoned passengers.
As of yesterday, Victoria Underground station is step-free to all Underground lines! While level boarding is now possible on the District/Circle line platforms, beware of the curved platforms that result in a wide range of gap sizes (small ramps are also available if needed). Here is a diagram showing the current layout of the station:… Continue reading Map Update!
After an extremely quiet summer and numerous step-free access delays across London, Victoria Station has broken the trend as three lifts started service on Friday. Although the project itself is delayed and still yet to be fully completed, it marks a significant improvement in accessibility. Other schemes expected this summer, such as Bank and TfL… Continue reading Step-Free Access Update: Victoria Station and Delays
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), correct minor errors, and highlight… Continue reading Updated Map 20/05/18!
To start off, I would like to introduce my Step-Free London map, which features the state of step-free access across London’s rail network. It includes both TfL-run services, such as the Underground, Overground, DLR, and Tramlink, as well as National Rail services within the Oyster Zone, such as Southern, Thameslink, and South Western Railway. This… Continue reading Step-Free London Transport Map