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Accessibility of Harrow stations will not improve before 2021, according to Boris Johnson
The London Assembly Member for Brent and Harrow has expressed his “disappointment” at the news that the Mayor of London has no plans to improve accessibility at Harrow stations.
Since his election in 2008, Navin Shah has campaigned for step-free access at Harrow-on-the-Hill and Stanmore stations.
But Boris Johnson has just revealed the names of the 28 stations that will be made step-free by 2021 and neither of these stations is on the list.
Mr Shah said: ''I have lobbied the Mayor of London for step-free access to Harrow-on-the-Hill station and Stanmore station continually over the past four years.
“I’ve also challenged the Mayor about his withdrawal of £25million of investment for regeneration and step-free access to Harrow-on-the-Hill Station.
“There have been numerous petitions submitted to the Mayor so far, including one earlier this year signed by over 500 people, asking him to restore funding of £25million previously agreed with the former Mayor and TfL, to make Harrow-on-the-Hill fully accessible and to have public transport hub for regeneration of Harrow town centre.”
He added: “The Mayor of London has announced that 28 underground and overground stations will be made step-free by 2021 and I am deeply disappointed that no stations from Harrow will be made more accessible.
“One in ten Londoners are excluded from large parts of the transport network because of mobility issues and in Harrow only four tube and rail stations out of 14 have step-free access. This is not good enough.
“My fight for accessibility will continue until the Mayor listens to Harrow’s community.”