The Anonymous Widower

Step-Free Access Between Train And Platform On The Elizabeth Line

Any new railway with new trains, should have step-free access train and platform.

I know that this has not always happened in the last few years, but how does the Elizabeth Line match up.

I’ve taken these pictures in the last couple of days.

On  this evidence, it certainly seems that the access between train and platform is step-free, between at least Woolwich and Paddington stations.

May 25, 2022 - Posted by | Design, Transport/Travel | ,


  1. Maybe you should try getting off at Ealing Broadway eastbound. That’s a different ball game entirely. For the new stations, step free is the reality. For the older stations, it is not.

    Comment by Andrew Bruton | May 26, 2022 | Reply

    • I was intending to check them out. Thanks for the info.

      If Liverpool and East Anglia can get level access, so can Crossrail.

      Comment by AnonW | May 26, 2022 | Reply

  2. Apparently there is one station (can’t remember which) where one carriage (or door) of the Elizabeth line train has a door disabled by selective door opening software because the carriage is on a curve and the resulting gap is too larger for step free (potentially unsafe for any)

    Comment by MilesT | May 26, 2022 | Reply

    • Yes. Platform 12 at Paddington.

      Comment by Andrew Bruton | May 27, 2022 | Reply

      • When the Lizzie Line is fully open, this platform won’t be used.

        Comment by AnonW | May 27, 2022

  3. […] Compare these steps of a few inches, with those I showed in Step-Free Access Between Train And Platform On The Elizabeth Line. […]

    Pingback by Step-Free Provision On Elizabeth Line West Of Paddington « The Anonymous Widower | June 22, 2022 | Reply

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