Every day is like a Tube strike for wheelchair users
29 April 2014
As thousands of Londoners struggle to find alternative routes to work during the Tube strike, we hope they pause to reflect on a simple fact: this is what it's like all year round for wheelchair users.
Looking at the Tube map tells you all you need to know:
- only 1 in 10 stations on the Central line has step-free access
- the Bakerloo line is not much better, with just 12% of stations step-free
- even the recently modernised Jubilee and Overground lines barely manage to have half of their stations accessible
Only the DLR can claim to be fully step-free from street level to train, which of course should be applauded, but even this does little to improve the overall situation.
On average, barely 1 in 3 stations offers step-free access of any kind.
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