44% Accessible Victoria Line!

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.

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Leyton: First Good News of the Year

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.

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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
CockfostersPiccadilly2020
Mill Hill EastNorthern2019
OsterleyPiccadilly2020
AmershamMet, Chiltern2020
Boston ManorPiccadilly2022
Burnt OakNorthern2022
DebdenCentral2022
Hanger LaneCentral2022
IckenhamMet, Piccadilly2022
NortholtCentral2022
North EalingPiccadilly2022
Park RoyalPiccadilly2022
RickmansworthMet, Chiltern2022
RuislipMet, Piccadilly2022
SnaresbrookCentral2022
Sudbury HillPiccadilly2022
Wimbledon ParkDistrict2022
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