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Rail users make case for accessible Seven Kings Crossrail station

13:29 19 May 2014

Dr Sudarshan Kapur, from Snaresbrook, and Gary Wiggins, from Clayhall

Dr Sudarshan Kapur, from Snaresbrook, and Gary Wiggins, from Clayhall

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Redbridge rail users have taken to the web to make the case for a fully accessible Crossrail station at Seven Kings, as ministers mull a report into the feasibility of making all stops step-free.

Louise Steadman, from Ilford, and Manjeet Salari, from HainaultLouise Steadman, from Ilford, and Manjeet Salari, from Hainault

Members of accessibility pressure group Transport for All tweeted pictures of themselves holding placards outlining reasons why the the 70-mile route across London should have lifts at every station.

Currently there are seven, including Seven Kings, where platforms will only be accessible by steps.

A study commissioned by Transport for London and the Department for Transport investigating the cost and feasibility of such a move has been completed and is expected to be published soon.

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