Happy New Year everyone! Sorry for the long-overdue post, this year has started out very busy. Access-wise, the past few … More Extensions, Delays, and Introductions
After a long year of progress and delays, we are now nearing the end of 2019 and looking to 2020 … More Looking Towards 2020
For the first time in many months, I set aside an entire day to document some of London’s active step-free … More Station Spotting November and Step-Free December
After an amazing holiday in Valencia, Spain earlier this month, I have come back to find many developments involving the … More Derogations, Consultations, and Exciting Holiday Destinations
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!
These past few weeks have brought rare positive news for rail accessibility. From a new step-free station in East London … More Maps and Expansions!
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!
I am currently on holiday in Colombia this week, so I was not expecting to do a longer post until I got back to the UK. Unfortunately, these past few days have brought a barrage of extremely negative news regarding future step-free access schemes in London. At the centre of this disaster is the Crossrail project’s never-ending delays and rising costs. As TfL struggles to get the megaproject under control, everything else, including accessibility, is experiencing severe setbacks.
Continue reading Delays and Disappointment: Crossrail’s Snowball Effect
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 Rail, have unfortunately encountered even more delays, such that it is also time to update their completion dates. Finally, TfL’s close partnership with local housing development has progressed step-free access plans at two important Underground stations, Walthamstow Central and Notting Hill Gate.
Continue reading Step-Free Access Update: Victoria Station and Delays
Welcome to the third part of my Future Step-Free Stations series. Please click here if you would like to read the intro.
Continue reading Future Step-Free Stations: New Elizabeth Line Stations
|Paddington||Elizabeth, Bakerloo||December 2018
|Bond Street||Elizabeth||December 2018
|Tottenham Court Road||Elizabeth||December 2018
|Liverpool Street/ Moorgate||Elizabeth, Northern, Met, Circle, H&C||December 2018
|Whitechapel||Elizabeth, Overground, District, H&C||December 2018
|Canary Wharf||Elizabeth||December 2018
|Custom House||Elizabeth||December 2018