It's one of 13 new tube stations to be going step-free
Wimbledon Park station is to have step-free access by 2022 as one of 13 new London Underground stations selected for the latest wave of step-free access.
A lift will be installed at the station, helping older and disabled passengers get down to the platform with ease by avoiding the notoriously steep steps, as well as those with luggage and pushchairs.
1.89 million journeys are made from Wimbledon Park each year, and Wimbledon MP Stehen Hammond says now even more local residents will be able to use the station.
Stephen Hammond MP said: “I am delighted that Transport for London have finally selected Wimbledon Park to become step free. I have been campaigning for a lift to be installed for years alongside local councillors, and I would like to thank all local residents who have supported us and signed our petitions. Thanks to this, Transport for London have finally listened.”
Councillor Oonagh Moulton said: “My Conservative Councillor colleagues and I welcome this announcement. We have been campaigning for step free access at Wimbledon Park since I first stood for election in 2002. It has been a long and persistent campaign for our residents and a great result which will help parents & carers, children and those with disabilities those with buggies, wheelchairs, and visitors and commuters with heavy luggage.”
January 19, 2018