TfL has announced that Buckhurst Hill Tube station is now step-free, improving access to the transport network for thousands of people.
The station serves the Central line, one of London’s busiest Tube lines, and is the first to benefit from the Mayor of London’s £200m fund to boost accessibility across the capital.
The station is the 74th to become step-free on the Underground and is the first of five stations on the eastern section of the Central line that will be made step-free over the coming years.
The Mayor’s investment, announced last year, will provide step-free access at a number of stations around London in order to increase the total to over 100.
Investment across TfL will mean that by 2022, 40% of the network will be step-free – a significant increase on the current level of 27%.
This will significantly improve the accessibility of the Tube for older and disabled people, as well as parents or carers with buggies.