Search

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

Archant

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.

Latest Ilford News Stories

31 minutes ago
Woodford Festival

If you walk around Woodford this weekend, expect to see music, dancing, poetry and theatre on every corner, as a nine-day festival gets underway.

Yesterday, 17:00
Police at the scene of August's shooting in Loxford Lane.

Residents have expressed concern over a lack of charges brought regarding a daylight shooting close to a park were children were playing.

Yesterday, 16:26
Kevin Wright's award winning picture titled 'Old Hall Salt Marshes. It was the overall winner at the Wanstead and Woodford Photographic Society's AGM.

A beautiful yet moody seascape shot at salt marshes in Essex has won a photography club’s annual competition.

Yesterday, 15:33
Yannis Madu who has won a Jack Petchey award for his work

“I’m academic, he isn’t. It’s easy for him to get overshadowed and not get the recognition he deserves,” said Vanessa Madu, 16, who has nominated younger brother Yannis for a Recorder/Redbridge Rotary Club Young Citizen Award.

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read news

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Competitions

Kit yourself out and go Apple mad!

If you’re obsessed with Apple or just love a good gadget, this is a prize that will blow you away! An incredible £3,333 to spend on Apple goodies! How would you like to be the proud new owner of the Apple Watch?

VW Golf Estate

As we grow older it becomes more and more important to have means to travel about safely and quickly. Our friendship groups and families grow and the need to have a car that is not only safe but also fast and big enough for all our needs is ever more important. There are many cars on the market for such needs but none deals with them as efficiently or as neatly as a VW Golf Estate. These cars are build strong, long lasting and spacious for a reason. They cater to the needs of many and are some of the most popular cars currently on the market.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Ilford Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now