Elm Park tube station to be made accessible from street to train for wheelchair users

Elm Park tube station

Elm Park tube station - Credit: Archant

Elm Park tube station is among 19 across London to be made fully accessible for wheelchair users.

At the moment, there is step-free access from the street to the platform at the station in The Broadway – but there’s no ramp to allow people in wheelchairs to make it onto the train unaided.

New boarding ramps on both platforms will be introduced over the summer

But none of Upminster’s three tube platforms will be getting the ramps. TfL says the station’s older design means they aren’t feasible – so it is “continuing to investigate solutions” for disabled people who want to use the station.

London Mayor Boris Johnson said: “London now has one of the most accessible public transport networks in the world. But it’s not perfect and we must go further.

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“More boarding ramps and better signage, information and staff training, are concrete examples of our commitment to make the transport network as accessible as possible.”

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