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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

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

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6th December 2016

Navin Shah calls for an urgent meeting with the Mayor of London

I have written to the Mayor of Londpn, Sadiq Khan asking for a meeting to make a strong case for step-free access at Harrow-on-the-Hill station.

There has been lots of active support from local resident groups and stakeholder bodies like Harrow Association of Disabled People and ‘Harrow Mencap and I have campaigned on this issue for at least 10 years. Step-free access for this area is vital for disabled & older people and families with children. Unfortunately our lobbying of the previous Mayor of London, Boris Johnson proved to be an utter waste of time.

A lot of infrastructure improvements are required to provide a fit for purpose public transport hub and is a priority for Harrow’s community is step-free access.

I’m grateful for the positive support I’ve received to date from Deputy Mayor Val Shawcross on this issue and I hope the Mayor of London will meet with me to discuss how we can deliver step free access to Harrow.’

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19th November 2016