Sudbury Hill Underground station on the Piccadilly line has become step-free, helping customers with reduced mobility to access the station and the wider transport network. Grade-II listed Sudbury Hill station now has two new lifts and improved signage giving customers step-free access from the street to the station platforms.
Alongside these upgrades, boarding ramps will continue to be available to assist customers to board or alight the train, along with tactile paving along the full length of both platforms.
TfL staff will be on hand to assist any customers with their journeys, as part of the Turn-up-and-go service.
The ticket hall has also been modernised with the removal of the redundant ticket office, which has improved the ticket hall environment, and care has been taken throughout the work to reflect the look and feel of the original Charles Holden-designed 1930s station. For example, bricks consistent with the rest of the building were used to construct the new lift shafts and a new window was specified to match the style of the existing ones.
The two new lifts will greatly improve access within the station for customers with reduced mobility including people travelling with heavy luggage or buggies and young children.
The completion of work at Sudbury Hill brings the total number of step-free stations on the Tube.
This is brilliant news for the community, with the installation of new lifts opening up local transport links to people with disabilities and mobility issues and making it a lot easier for people with pushchairs and young children to access tube services.
The cherry on top is the remodelling of the ticket hall which now more closely reflects the original architecture of the station.
I have been closely monitoring the progress of the works at Sudbury Hill since my election and I will be continuing to check for updates on the installation of lifts at Harrow-on-the-Hill in the new year.