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Disabled people really have to plan ahead and carefully about how to get around the city

14 December, 2018

• LONDON’S transport network can be challenging enough for disabled people. Only a quarter of the underground stations and half of Overground stations are step-free.

This means disabled people really have to plan ahead and carefully about how to get around the city.

That’s why it’s so incredibly disappointing to read that stations in Islington have so frequently had out-of-order lifts.

Transport for London is investing a huge amount of money in making more stations step-free, but it’s all for nought if existing infrastructure isn’t kept working.

TfL needs to be open and transparent about how it plans to fix these lifts – and ensure information about broken lifts is easily accessible.

Islington has very few accessible stations – we can’t afford to have the few stations that do have step-free access become inaccessible.

BENALI HAMDACHE
Islington Green Party

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