Queen’s Park Station will undergo revamp to improve access for disabled passengers
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Queen’s Park Underground station will receive a slice of a £100 million grant to improve access for disabled passengers, following a long fought campaign.
The station, managed by Network Rail, will be one of the 42 stations to undergo a multi-million pound revamp, as part of a new government scheme dubbed ‘Access for All’ -aimed at improving disabled accessibility.
Lobbyists started a petition, calling on the installation of a lift at the station, which attracted more than 1,000 signatures, and received support from Queen’s Park Residents Association and Cllr James Denselow, who represents the ward.
He said: “I’d like to congratulate all those involved in this campaign from those who signed the petition to the residents who stood in the cold outside the station gathering support to it.
“It’s high time that Queen’s Park station was improved and that access to the Bakerloo and London Overground was granted to everybody”
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Baroness Susan Kramer, Rail Minister, said: “These improvements will make a real difference to the lives of disabled passengers and those with limited mobility, allowing them to get to work and pursue leisure activities more easily.”
Detailed designs and costing for each station will be drawn up by Network Rail in due course, and the projects will be completed by 2019.
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