A new purpose-designed boarding ramp is set to make London’s Tube network more accessible to wheelchair users and other mobility-impaired passengers.
The new ‘bridge’ ramp has been designed for use at stations where there’s a gap and step down from platform to train.
It will be introduced at three Jubilee line stations during June – Kilburn, Stanmore and Wembley Park – ahead of a wider roll-out in the summer.
Isabel Dedring, Deputy Mayor for Transport said: “We’ve been determined to create a ramp which works at those tricky stations where there is a gap and step down from platform to train.
“This innovative new design is a UK first and will make a real contribution to boosting accessibility – opening up more Tube stations to more people.
“This is just one of the measures we’re carrying out to make getting around London easier for everyone – including more step-free stations, raised platform sections, new low-floor trains with the latest accessibility standards and much more.”
The new ramps have been welcomed by Jeff Harvey of the campaign group Transport for All, who said: “I am very happy to hear the new ramps will make Kilburn Station and others accessible to me and other wheelchair users, finally opening up parts of the Underground network for us to use.”