An assembly member has called on the Mayor of London to deliver on his promise of step-free access at a busy underground station.

Last week it was announced that money has been set aside for a feasibility study by Boris Johnson’s office and Transport for London (TfL) for improvements at Harrow-on-the-Hill station.

Navin Shah, assembly member for Harrow and Brent said: “It is good news the Mayor has finally seen sense and is now allowing this initial scoping project to go ahead.

“It’s scandalous that it has taken Mayor Johnson six years to recognise the need for step-free access at Harrow-on-the-Hill Station.

“We now need the Mayor to commit to carrying these works out as soon as this feasibility study has been carried out. Local people have been forced to wait for too long already.

“I would like to pay tribute to the local residents and campaigners who have lobbied hard for these improvements and urge them to continue their fight.”