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Redbridge Transport Action Group takes campaign for step-free Crossrail access to Ilford streets

16:40 07 August 2014

Redbridge Transport Action Group take Crossrail campaign to streets at Ilford Station

Redbridge Transport Action Group take Crossrail campaign to streets at Ilford Station

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Campaigners calling for step-free access at all Crossrail stations took their protest to the streets of Ilford.

Redbridge Transport Action Group members were at Ilford Station yesterday continuing the campaign.

Seven stations along the Crossrail line are not confirmed to have step-free access when the service opens in 2018.

But addressing the group at its earlier meeting, Lianna Etkind of Transport for All told members Mayor of London Boris Johnson had stated in June the service would be fully step-free, but could not say when it would happen.

She said feasibility studies at the stations had been carried out, and the organisation was now waiting for a timetable of work to be publicised.

“It’s possible, it’s feasible, it’s practical, we estimate it will cost 0.02 per cent of the whole £15 billion budget,” she told the meeting at Redbridge CVS.

“Will it be done by the time Crossrail opens? We still don’t know.”

She said the organisation would be meeting with the Department for Transport in September “to make sure within this window that funding is agreed”.

A spokesman for Crossrail said: “Transport for London and the Department for Transport, the joint sponsors of the Crossrail Project, aim to make the whole Crossrail route accessible.

“There is already provision for 33 of the 40 stations to have step-free access and the two organisations have published options to make the remaining seven stations step-free.”

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