FOI request detail

Silver Street Station: Passive Provision For Lifts (or ramps

Request ID: FOI-2237-1718
Date published: 11 December 2017

You asked

On behalf of the Enfield Transport Users Group, we are seeking the designs being progressed for the gating of Silver Street Station. Specifically, we seek any information about passive provision being made for step free access. This station is walking distance from North Middlesex Hospital, so there is strong feeling locally about lifts being made available eventually and we have made contact with North Middlesex Hospital who have voiced support to us for the idea because they have a significant number of patients and staff using the station for access, which will include Parents with buggies and also disabled people who take the train this far and then pick up a bus or taxi for the final leg of the journey. If no passive provision is being made, we would like to commence a formal complaint, because any new gate-lining that requires re-construction to make space for lifts may make a future scheme unviable. We are aware that TfL owns sufficient land surrounding the station to install gate-lines and lifts on its own land.

We answered

TfL Ref: FOI-2237-1718

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 10 November asking for information about Silver Street station.

Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act and our information access policy. I can confirm we do hold the information you require.

Please find attached proposed drawings for the Silver St gateline scheme (platform 1 and platform 2) and an outline of our station lease area.

There are currently no plans by London Overground to install Access for All (AFA) schemes at Silver Street station. The lease area of the station is extremely small around the station and the additional space we do have will be used for the installation of gatelines.

We are not aware of any intention from the Department for Transport (DfT) or Network Rail (NR) to install an AFA scheme at the station either. These are the parties that would fund a scheme, not TfL, and NR would also have to agree to a station change to expand the current lease area. You may therefore wish to contact those bodies directly for any information they hold, or any other further enquiries on this subject.

Their contact details can be found at the following links:

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Yours sincerely

Lee Hill

Senior FOI Case Officer

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London


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