After years of campaigning, Transport for London have agreed to make Wimbledon Park station step free by 2022.
This will mean that a lift is installed, helping older and disabled passengers get down to the platform with ease, as well as those with luggage and pushchairs.
1.89 million journeys are made from Wimbledon Park each year, and now even more local residents will be able to use this station more easily.
Wimbledon Park is one of just 13 stations across London which have been selected for the latest wave of step-free access. This will mean by 2022 40% of the Tube network will be step free.
I am delighted that Transport for London have finally selected Wimbledon Park to become step free. I have been campaigning for a lift to be installed for years alongside local Conservaitve councillors, and I would like to thank all local residents who have supported us and signed our petitions. Thanks to this, Transport for London have finally listened.
Councillor Oonagh Moulton said ‘My Conservative Councillor colleagues and I welcome this announcement. We have been campaigning for step free access at Wimbledon Park since I first stood for election in 2002. It has been a long and persistent campaign for our residents and a great result which will help parents & carers, children and those with disabilities those with buggies, wheelchairs, and visitors & commuters with heavy luggage.’