The Anonymous Widower

Wimbledon Park Station – 27th August 2021

Wimbledon Park station has now gone step-free so I went to have a look.

Note how the lift has been squeezed in neatly alongside the staircase.

I suspect this lift layout can be copied at a lot of stations.

August 27, 2021 - Posted by | Transport | ,

3 Comments »

  1. If decisions to make stations step free was based on how difficult or easy it would be I’m sure that many stations like Wimbledon Park with single island platform could be made accessible and given how many part ps of London still don’t have an accessible station these small schemes could help fill the large gaps far easier than schemes concentrating on large stations with multiple platforms which need either bridge or subway to connect platforms.

    A scheme like this would solve the problem at Upminster Stations where just the Overground platform doesn’t have step free lift access and if done would provide an accessible link to Romford for Crossrail services..

    When one looks at how efficiently TFL has provided the Mayor’s suburban step free access to the underground it far exceeds Network Rail in getting on with its Access for All schemes !

    Comment by Melvyn | August 27, 2021 | Reply

    • What is interesting at Wimbledon Park, is that the lift was by Otis, which is a name you don’t often see on London’s new lifts.

      I wonder if the company has designed a modular solution for this type of station.

      There must be quite a few Wimbledon Park stations in the UK.

      On your last point, if you look at Network Rail’s stations, I suspect they have a larger proportion of multiple-platform and downright diffcult stations.

      Comment by AnonW | August 27, 2021 | Reply

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