Transport for London has announced today (June 23) that Ickenham Underground station has become step-free, helping people with accessibility needs to access the station and the wider transport network, significantly improving their journeys.
Ickenham Underground station has recently received upgrades to improve accessibility. The station now has two new lifts and improved signage giving customers step-free access from street to the station platforms. Alongside the upgrades, manual boarding ramps will still be available to assist customers to get from train to platform, as well as existing tactile paving covering the full length of both platforms.
The new lifts will greatly improve access within the station and wider transport network for people with mobility needs, heavy luggage or with children in buggies.
The completion of accessibility works at Ickenham brings the total number of step-free stations on the Tube to 84.
Heidi Alexander, Deputy Mayor for Transport, said: “Making London’s transport network accessible for all continues to be a key priority, and step-free access at Ickenham station will make a huge difference to the daily lives of passengers with mobility needs as well as the wider public. It’s great news that 84 Tube stations are now step-free, with even more to come later this year.”
As more people begin to use the Tube network, TfL is striving to make travel safe, clean and reliable for everyone. To support this, many stations, including Ickenham, offer a Turn-up-and-go service for customers needing assistance with their journey on TfL’s services. Customers using this service do not need to pre-book assistance and can request help on arrival at the station. TfL staff are trained to offer support and advice to help customers with accessibility needs complete their journeys.