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Sadiq Khan Mayor of London
Navin Shah GLA Brent & Harrow
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Christmas comes early as Harrow-on-the-Hill station is finally granted step-free access

Harrow-on-the-Hill station will be made step-free, the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has announced today. 

The Mayor of London has announced a £200m investment in step-free access on London Underground over the next five years, with Harrow-on-the-Hill station the first in line for step-free alongside Newbury Park Station in Redbridge. The draft Transport for London (TfL) Business Plan is committed to making over 30 additional Tube stations step-free by 2021/22.    

I welcome Mayor Khan’s early Christmas present to the people of Harrow. Local residents and community groups such as Harrow Association of Disabled People, Harrow Mencap and Age UK-Harrow have been campaigning to improve accessibility at this station for at least 10 years. This win is going to make life easier for many residents, including parents with prams and those with disabilities.

The previous Mayor, Boris Johnson halted plans to make this station accessible and failed to listen to growing concerns about poor accessibility of this station. In stark contrast, Mayor Khan and the Deputy Mayor for Transport, Val Shawcross have acted swiftly and recognised the importance of making Harrow-on-the-Hill station step-free since arriving at City Hall only 7 months ago and I would like to thank them.

I would also like to thank everyone that was involved in this campaign, including councillors and the local MP. Step-free access will play a major part in Harrow’s plans for regeneration.

ENDS

Notes

 

-       Further details of the Mayor’s £200m investment in step-free access is available here.

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