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. See our page on wheelchair access and avoiding stairs.

Currently 92 Tube stations (a third of them) and more than 60 London Overground stations have step-free access. All DLR stations and tram stops are step free.


The most recent Tube station to go step free is Moorgate in 2022.

Knightsbridge is going step free in 2023.

Two new stations created as part of the Northern line extension - Nine Elms and Battersea Power Station - are also step free. They opened in September 2021.

Elizabeth line

All Elizabeth line stations are step-free from street to platform.

New stations in the central section of the line - as well as Heathrow - have level access from platform to trains. (Customers at Custom House station must board the fifth carriage for level access.)

Find out more about Elizabeth line stations.

London Overground

Barking Riverside - a new station with step-free access on the Barking Riverside extension - opened in July 2022.

2024 onwards (subject to review): Battersea Park, Hackney Downs, Peckham Rye, Queen's Park, Seven Sisters, Surrey Canal, Surrey Quays

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 adding portable ramps that can be positioned by station staff or building platform humps - permanently raised areas on the platform. These help to ensure a full step-free route from street to train.

See the Step-Free Tube guide on the Tube maps page.

Step-free consultation

We held a consultation on the future of the step-free Tube network from November 2021 to February 2022. A report on our findings is on the Future of step-free access on the Tube consultation page.