Victoria Station Update

Thanks to train delays at my local station tonight, I decided to go to Shoreham via London rather than my usual routes via Clapham Junction or Gatwick. This gave me a rare opportunity to do brief step-free access spotting at Victoria station, which is, in all likelihood, the next station that will gain step-free access in the Underground. All in all, while there are no new step-free routes yet, I am happy to say that there are important updates and that this scheme may be coming to a close after long-drawn delays.

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Whitechapel Open Day

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 I had the pleasure of checking out the colossal station.  Continue reading Whitechapel Open Day

Level Boarding: Final Thoughts

This is the final part of the level boarding series, which aims to summarise and offer context to the existence of level boarding on London’s railways, as well set the stage for further dialog with the rail industry to lobby for its expansion.

If you have not read the previous posts of this series, you can find them here:
Introduction, Mainline, Underground Sub-Surface, Underground Deep Tube Continue reading Level Boarding: Final Thoughts