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Disability ramps installed at 19 more Tube stations

  • 30 April 2013
  • From the section London

Ramps to help wheelchair users bridge the gap between the platforms and trains have been extended to an additional 19 Tube stations in London.

The boarding aids were first introduced at 16 stations for the Olympics, and will now be available a total of 35 of the 66 stations with step-free access.

Transport for London said over the next eight years another 27 stations would have step-free access from the street.

Up to 1.3 million journeys are made by disabled people in London every day.

Mike Brown, managing director of London Underground, said: "Much of the Tube network dates back to an era where accessibility was not considered in the design of stations.

"We are rectifying that - making 27 more Underground and London Overground stations step-free over the next eight years, and rebuilding key stations like Victoria and Tottenham Court Road."

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