Ickenham underground station went step-free this month, bringing the total number of step-free stations on the London tube network to 84!
Weston Williamson + Partners has been working with Transport for London supporting their step-free access programme since 2016, first delivering feasibility design and now working with Osborne and Arcadis on the delivery of 7 sites through detailed design and construction.
The completed works at Ickenham underground station has delivered two new lifts with connecting over-bridge and improved signage giving customers step-free access from street to the station platforms. The works will greatly improve access within the station and wider transport network for people with mobility needs, heavy luggage or with children in buggies, and support TfL’s priority to make London’s transport network accessible for all.
Ickenham follows our work at Debden station which went step-free in April, and will be followed by Wimbledon Park and Sudbury Hill which are due to complete later this year.
Alex Kirkwood, Weston Williamson + Partners’ Project Partner said “we are proud to be involved with TfL’s step-free access programme creating a public transport network that is accessible for everyone. Each of the stations on the network face a unique challenge in integrating step-free facilities sensitively, cost effectively and in a location that benefits the passengers. Working collaboratively with Arcadis and Osborne we have delivered design solutions that will improve the journeys for a wide range of people. We look forward to seeing our other stations completed over this year.”