Knightsbridge Tube station is to be made ‘step-free’ thanks to the Knightsbridge Estate and developers Chelsfield which are funding major works at the station.
A deal between the property owner, its developers and Transport for London will see new station entrances provided at Brompton Road and Hooper’s Court, as well as equipment for improved cooling and step-free access from the street to the lower passageway level.
The works, which Chelsfield first proposed in early 2016, will be carried out alongside its wider redevelopment of the area above the station.
In addition to the developer’s funding, TfL will provide around £12m which will enable step-free access to be extended to platform level.
Step-free access is expected to be available from 2020.
Mark Wild, London Underground’s Managing Director, said: “Improving accessibility across London’s transport network is one of our top priorities so I’m delighted that another of our Zone 1 stations will become step-free.
“A fully accessible Knightsbridge station will give a greater choice of travel options for everyone.”