North Acton tube station in line to get step-free access

Image above: A wheelchair user at a London Underground station, North Acton tube station; Photographs via TfL & Wikipedia

Station could be step-free within three years

North Acton Station is one of ten London Underground stations in line to be upgraded with step-free access, possibly within three years.

Transport for London (TfL) have announced plans to upgrade the stations to make them accessible, based on feedback from accessibility campaigners and a consultation held on the issue in 2021. The stations were chosen to reduce journey times for people who need step-free access.

More than 5,000 people participated in the consultation. 63% of participants agreed that the decision to make stations step free should be based on the availability of other accessible stations nearby.

The other stations on the list to be reviewed are Alperton, Arnos Grove, Burnt Oak, Eastcote, Finchley Road, Northolt, Rayners Lane, West Hampstead and White City.

TfL says it will now review the stations’ potential and work to secure funding for the projects and hopes that the first of the projects could be complete by 2026.

More than a third of the 272 London Underground stations have lifts for step-free access and Sadiq Khan says he is committed to making the whole network accessible.

Andy Lord, London’s transport commissioner, said:

“We’re working with partners to fund even more step-free access at Tube stations.

“These stations are a key part of these plans to create a more accessible public transport network that benefits everyone.”