Amid these uncertain times due to COVID-19, I thought I would do a small post highlighting some of the recent … More Calm Before the Storm
Big infrastructure announcements throughout the country seem to be dominating the news these days, with schemes such as HS2, East … More Large-Scale Approvals and Campaign Launches
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