Step-free access

Step-free access stations have lifts or ramps - or a combination of both - so that customers don't have to use escalators or stairs to move between the street and the platform.

There are currently 68 Tube stations and 57 London Overground stations with step-free access. All DLR stations are step-free.

Lifts or ramps will be built to provide step-free access at several other stations during the next ten years:

2016/17: Ealing Broadway, Tottenham Court Road, Vauxhall
2017/18: Bank (Waterloo & City line), Blackhorse Road (London Overground), Bond Street, Bromley-by-Bow
2018/19: Brondesbury, Finsbury Park, Moorgate, Paddington (Bakerloo line), Seven Sisters (London Overground), Victoria, West Hampstead (London Overground), Whitechapel
2019/20: Elephant & Castle (Northern line)
2021/22: Bank (Northern line)
2023/24: Camden Town, Holborn

New stations built as part of the Metropolitan line extension, Northern line extension and the Elizabeth line (currently being built by Crossrail Ltd) will also have step-free access.

Platform to train access

Step-free access projects don't always create level access between the platform and the train. But any new trains introduced as part of our work to improve the Tube should minimise the step and gap between platform and train.

In some places we are also providing portable ramps that can be positioned by station staff or building platform humps - permanently raised areas on the platform.


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