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Tube station to go step-free as part of mayor’s £200m investment

 Published on: 2nd February 2018   |   By: Jason Allen   |   Category: Uncategorized

Ruislip tube station will be one of the next to benefit from step-free access it has been announced.

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, announced on January 19 the next 13 tube stations that will be made step-free by spring 2022.

The decision is part of the mayor’s £200million investment boost that will help to increase step-free access to 40 per cent of London Underground stations by 2022.

The work is a key part of the mayor’s draft Transport Strategy, which aims to create a fairer, greener, healthier and more prosperous city by improving public transport and reducing reliance on car journeys.

Sadiq Khan said: “It’s vital that we make our transport network accessible to all Londoners and visitors. That’s why I vowed to significantly improve the services offered at our stations for those with disabilities, parents with pushchairs or anyone who struggles with their mobility.

“The improvements are going to make a big different in helping Londoners move around our city and show the real progress we are making to improve accessibility right across the capital.”

The increase of the number of step-free stations will give a greater choice of travel options for everyone.

Caroline Sheridan, London Underground director of renewals and enhancements, said: “Improving the accessibility of the London Underground is hugely important to us and we’re determined to do more to enable all our customers to access everything that London has to offer.”

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