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Plans for step free access at Manor Park and Maryland stations revealed

13:41 04 June 2014

Maryland station could get three new lifts

Maryland station could get three new lifts

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Creating step free access in two of Newham’s train stations remains a key part of the Crossrail project, it has been reaffirmed.

The new Crossrail train. Picture: TfLThe new Crossrail train. Picture: TfL

Joint sponsors the Department for Transport and Transport for London published options for seven stations on the route, including Maryland and Manor Park.

The aim is to make the entire route step free by the time it is fully operational in 2019.

Eight stations already have step free access, with work on providing it for another 25 stations underway.

Transport Minister Stephen Hammond said: “World class transport networks are a vital part in the national economic plan but they have to be accessible to all.

Manor Park station will also get step free accessManor Park station will also get step free access

“This is why everyone in the Crossrail family supports the aim of making all of the route accessible.”

The report proposes the preferred option of three lifts inside the existing building at Maryland, while Manor Park could see a new footbridge with three lifts and stairs.

Crossrail trains will feature improved accessibility, with clearly distinguished priority seats and space for wheelchairs.

Each carriage will provide audio and visual information about the journey, which connects Reading and Heathrow to Shenfield and Abbey Wood.

Mike Brown, the Managing Director of London Underground and London Rail, said: “Crossrail is going to transform how people travel in and across London and we are committed to making the entire railway open to everyone.

“Providing an accessible transport network is a priority for TfL and we have already made significant improvements to make travelling in London easier for customers with disabilities.

“The provision of 40 step free stations for Crossrail is an important part of that work so that London can continue to deliver greater accessibility.”

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