With the free-fall in passenger numbers and project delays related to the lockdown, we are now beginning to see the damage that this will have on the future accessibility of London’s railway network. While TfL has long had financial troubles and Network Rail’s Access for All scheme is no stranger to delays, cancellations, and deferments,… Continue reading Pandemic’s Legacy
I thought it would be a good idea to do a wide-ranging post covering some of the recent developments in railway accessibility. Even though I have not been on a train in almost 4 months now, it is good to see that the industry is still moving ahead with its projects. Hopefully this means that… Continue reading Updates from Lockdown
I apologise for my infrequent posts this month, as I have been mostly focusing on updating the station descriptions on the SfL map. So far, all of Zone 1 is complete, as well as the Jubilee, Victoria, and Piccadilly lines. It is a very slow process but I hope to have it done by summer.… Continue reading Access All Areas and Reading Musings
These past few weeks have seen an extreme increase in accessibility on TfL Rail East, which runs from Liverpool Street to Shenfield. The previous accessibility gap between Stratford and Chadwell Heath has been plugged up with 4 step-free stations: Maryland, Forest Gate, Manor Park, and Seven Kings. Although they will be part of the Elizabeth… Continue reading Accessible TfL Rail
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… Continue reading Delays and Disappointment: Crossrail’s Snowball Effect
I must apologise for my absence the past few weeks. Partially, this is due to the fact that I recently got married (!) and spent the past week running around in preparation for what was a truly amazing day. The other part is that this summer has been disappointingly quiet with regards to new step-free… Continue reading Standard Trains vs. Non-Standard Platforms
London Reconnections has recently come out with a comprehensive article detailing the status of various TfL-run projects. I highly recommend reading it to get a sense of how things are progressing.
In preparation for the Elizabeth Line’s highly anticipated launch this December, Crossrail Ltd is holding a series of Open Days at each of the new stations. These have already been held at Custom House, Canary Wharf, Farringdon, and most recently, Whitechapel. Whitechapel’s event is so far the only one held on the weekend, and so… Continue reading Whitechapel Open Day
This is the second post dealing with the upcoming timetable change on 20th May, bringing widespread changes to London’s rail transport. The first post dealt with the changes associated with the Thameslink Programme, while this post will focus on the remaining changes as well as give a brief preview of important service changes in future… Continue reading May Timetable Change: Elizabeth Line and Others
Welcome to the third part of my Future Step-Free Stations series. Please click here if you would like to read the intro.