Transport for London (TfL) have refused to invest in step free access for Upton Park and Plaistow stations. Our parliamentary candidate for West Ham, Paul Reynolds, has written to TfL to make the case for a change in their policy. This has become even more urgent considering that, last year, nearly two thirds of lift closures at tube stations due to staffing issues took place in Newham.
Step free access is one of the issues featured in our June 2017 Focus leaflet, available here.
Lib Dem London assembly member Caroline Pidgeon has said Newham passengers have been treated in an “appalling” manner. She added “when tube lifts stop operating with no prior notice, the station is in effect closed for disabled people, parents with buggies and everyone else who relies on the operation of lifts.”
“It is time the Mayor of London finally got a grip on this issue and ensured these types of closures stop occurring.”
Click here to sign our step free access petition.