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TfL announces six more step-free stations

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Transport for London (TfL) has announced a further six underground stations to go step free as part of mayor of London Sadiq Khan’s £200M plan to improve step-free access over the next five years.

Amersham, Buckhurst Hill, Cockfosters, Mill Hill East, Osterley and South Woodford stations, which together experience 15.5M journeys per year, will have step-free access by 2020. Work will begin at central line station Buckhurst Hill this year, with work on the other stations starting next year.

As part of its Tube accessibility programme TfL is asking suppliers to come up with step-free solutions which can be replicated across the network, which it says will offer better value for money and encourage competition.

“It’s absolutely vital that we make our transport network accessible to all, and by investing more in step-free access than ever before, we’re doing what we can to help people right across the capital,” said Khan.

The £200M investment in accessibility will bring the number of step-free platforms to 100, up to 40% of the network. Currently, there is step-free access for 26% of the network.

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