Using TfL Go

The app includes detailed step-free maps and step-free journey planning tools such as detailed platform-level information on gaps and steps, manual ramps and level access points needed to board a train.

Future releases will include live lift status and accessible toilets information.

TfL Go is available for Apple iOS devices - an Android version is coming soon.

Download the app from the Apple App Store

Using the interactive map

  • Pinch to zoom in and out of the map
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  • Swipe up down left right to move the map around
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Station information

  • Tap on a station on the map...
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... or search to open a station summary

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  • Swipe up the station summary
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  • Get station information like platforms arrivals, fares zone and toilets
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Go now button

  • Tap on 'Go now' button on station summary or station information page
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  • From here you can plan a journey to the station from your current location
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Step-free information

  • Tap on the platform and then tap on the step-free information button
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  • Get detailed step-free access information for your chosen station
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  • For example, see if there is street to platform or street to train access

Steps and gaps

Step-free to train

Suitable for most customers, including wheelchair users.

Steps: 0 - 50mm (0 - 2 inches)

Gaps: 0 - 85mm (0 - 3.3 inches)

Step-free to platform

Suitable for customers with mobility impairments,luggage and buggies and some wheelchair users.

These stations might have manual ramps.

Steps: 51 - 120mm (2 - 4.7 inches) and 120mm (4.7 inches)

Gaps: 86 - 180mm (3.3 - 7 inches) and over 180mm (7 inches)

Step-free mode

  • Tap on the step-free button to see step-free stations on the map
  • Activating step-free mode changes your journey planner preference to plan step-free to platform

Changing preferences

  • Plan a new journey to change this to step-free to train
  • The app will keep your last used step-free preferences
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  • When step-free mode is turned off and then on again the app will apply the last preference you chose
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  • Tap on 'Where to?' to search for an address, post code or station and plan a journey from your current location.
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  • Tap on journey options icon to change the starting point of your journey
  • Tap on journey options to change Step-free journey preferences

The app will keep your step-free preferences. 

When Step-free mode is turned off and then on again, the app will apply the last preference you chose. 

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Status update

  • Tap on the 'Status' icon on the app landing page to open the service status board
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  • In the Status page see the service status of Tube, London Overground, DLR, TfL Rail and Trams
  • Tap on a line to see a summary of the current disruption
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Planning an accessible journey

  • Plan ahead, including your return journey - you might need a different route, or alternative station entrance
  • Check out the platforms you will use - see if they have steps and gaps you can manage, a manual ramp for boarding the train, or has designated level-access points for getting on or off trains. (You might need these points even at level-access platforms to get off the train at your destination)
  • Make sure all lifts you need are in service - no step-free journeys shown would include routes with a lift being unavailable. However, our map does not yet show live lift status. If in doubt, please check planned engineering works and the availability of station lifts on our Status updates page
  • Book ahead to get help at London Overground or TfL Rail stations by calling 0343 222 1234 (call charges may apply)
  • Find a Blue Badge parking spot

When travelling

  • For your own safety, do not use a moving escalator unless you can step onto it, stand on it and step off it
  • If you have problems with your planned route, please contact a member of staff at the station (or use the Help Point). Ask if staff are able to assist you and if it is safe to do so
  • If you are unable to complete your planned step-free journey because the lifts are out of service, we will help you find an accessible route to your destination, including booking you a taxi if there is no suitable route by public transport

Feedback and support

If you have any issues with the app:

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The locate button

Tap the 'Locate' button to centre the map at where your device is in London.

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Step-free mode

  • Tap on the step-free button to see step-free stations on the map
  • Activating step-free mode changes your journey planner preference to plan step-free to platform

Changing preferences

  • Plan a new journey to change this to step-free to train
  • The app will keep your last used step-free preferences

When step-free mode is turned off and then on again the app will apply the last preference you chose.

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Step-free to train

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Step-free to platform

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Step-free to train in one direction

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Step-free to platform in one direction

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Interchange only

At stations marked with these symbols you can change between lines step-free (sometimes only in one direction), but you will not be able to get in or out of the station without using stairs and/or escalators.

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End of line with no accessibility

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Planning a journey

Tap on the 'Where to' button to search for an address, a post code or a station and plan a journey from where you are now.

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  • Tap on the journey options icon to change the starting point of your journey
  • Tap on the journey options to change your step-free journey preferences
  • The app will store your step-free preferences

When step-free mode is turned off and then on again, the app will apply the last preference you chose.

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Status update

Tap on 'Status button' on the app landing page to open the service status board.