Success for Step-Free Access at Sudbury Hill Station
After a long and sustained campaign from local Labour Councillors, Assembly Members and Gareth Thomas MP, step-free access has arrived to Grade-II listed Sudbury Hill station, helping customers with reduced mobility to access the station and the wider transport network.
Two new lifts and improved signage will now give customers step-free access from the street to the station platforms. Alongside these upgrades, boarding ramps will continue to be available to assist customers to board or alight the train, along with tactile paving along the full length of both platforms.
Gareth Thomas, MP for Harrow West, said:
“Alongside Harrow on the Hill Cllrs, Navin Shah and Krupesh Hirani AM, I have been campaigning for several years to make Sudbury Hill and Harrow on the Hill step-free, so it is safer for all passengers, especially those with restricted mobility, parents with push chairs and passengers with heavy luggage and I’m delighted that our hard work has paid off.”
Janet Phillips, Secretary of Harrow Association of Disabled people said: “This is great news for local residents. Disabled members of the community regularly contact us about issues they have using public transport and we have long campaigned for better access in Harrow.”