These past few weeks have brought bits of exciting news for accessible transport in the UK! The most impactful of … More Exciting Things are Coming!
Last week I finally had the opportunity, after many months, to spend the whole day in London checking out the … More Station Spotting in Outer London
Ignoring the glaring delays with the opening of Meridian Water station, now scheduled for 3rd June, and the never-ending work … More May Step-Free Achievements
I must apologise for my long absence. After going on a much needed holiday in Germany, as well as planning … More Overdue Update: Surprises and Progress
This week we have been very lucky to see two important railway developments. The first is London-specific and involves the … More Expansions (Oyster and Access for All)
In addition to April Fool’s Day and Transport Secretary Chris Grayling’s birthday (coincidence?), today also marks the start of Network … More Start of Control Period 6
These past few weeks have seen an extreme increase in accessibility on TfL Rail East, which runs from Liverpool Street … More Accessible TfL Rail
No Underground line has seen as many recent changes regarding step-free access as the Victoria line. Only a few years ago when I was first planning on moving to the UK, Vauxhall was about to become step-free. Since then, Victoria station became accessible, and now we celebrate Finsbury Park. With this, the Victoria line has 7 out of 16 stations step-free. With upcoming works at Walthamstow Central and rumours about bringing back a disused entrance at Highbury & Islington, it won’t be long until a majority of the Victoria line is fully accessible.
Continue reading 44% Accessible Victoria Line!
So far, most recent news regarding step-free access has been dominated by de-scoping, deferments, delays, and quiet cancellations. In the context of this grim situation, brought upon primarily by TfL’s dire financial situation, it was surprising to hear that an additional Underground station would soon be made step-free AND appears to have stable funding. This station is Leyton on the Central line.
Continue reading Leyton: First Good News of the Year
As we reach the end of 2018, it is a good time to take inventory of the state of step-free access projects in London. Unfortunately, this year has been characterised by a series of high-profile delays, ranging from the undefined Crossrail delay to the late introduction of new Overground trains. However, there are many other accessibility schemes in progress, and they each have their own triumphs and failures. And so, this post will be an overview of a variety of projects.
Continue reading 2019 and Beyond