The Anonymous Widower

Sudbury Hill Station – 6th January 2022

Sudbury Hill station is now step-free, as these pictures show.

Adding two brick lift towers seems to work well at this Grade II Listed station, that was designed by Charles Holden.

January 6, 2022 - Posted by | Transport/Travel | , , , ,


  1. I spent two periods working on contract with Alstom at the Northern Line depot at Golders Green between 2007 & 2008. At the time they were installing a lift for step free access, which was still incomplete when I finished.
    With all these stations you’ve visited it seems to me that TfL have got their finger out and are really trying to address the needs of all those people who have been denied access to public transport.

    Comment by fammorris | January 6, 2022 | Reply

  2. 2021 has turned out to be a boom in step free stations what with schemes like this done under Mayor Khans version of “ access for all “ and the opening of stations on the Crossrail project which have made all stations on western side accessible with only Ilford and Romford on eastern side to be completed. With several underground stations gaining step free access to underground platforms ahead of Crossrail opening.

    However, the financial difficulties caused by the pandemic means there is not many future schemes on TFL to look forward to and there seems a painfully slow delivery by Network Rail of Access for All schemes at Mainline stations!

    The future may depend on more schemes like the Waterloo and City scheme at Bank Station which was combined with the over site building and I believe a similar scheme for the Northern line platforms at Waterloo will be undertaken as part of the redevelopment of Elizabeth House beside Waterloo Station.

    Comment by Melvyn | January 6, 2022 | Reply

    • Perhaps five years ago, on a train ride to Ipswich I sat next to a property developer, who specialised in putting up flats on top of stations. He said that the economics of this type of development are good, as you can leave out car parking because of the transport links and get more flats, including affordable ones in the development. But some councils weren’t very cooperative and some of the tales he told were extraordinary. Having done my own developments in the past of offices for my own companies, but not in London, it strikes me that London is not the easiest place to do business, as there seem to be more NIMBYs to the square yard than anywhere else.

      Comment by AnonW | January 6, 2022 | Reply

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