One in ten Londoners excluded form public transport

The London Assembly has revealed that more than one in ten Londoners are excluded from large sections of the public transport network because buses, trains and stations are not accessible to people with reduced mobility.

Its transport committee has found that just ten of London's 270 tube stations are step-free all the way from street level to train, while only 61 tube stations have step-free access from the street to the platform.

"The fact that hundreds of thousands of Londoners cannot use the public transport network with relative ease is simply unacceptable," said transport committee chairwoman Val Shawcross.

"Transport for London must get on top of the situation now or risk leaving an increasing number of people excluded from travelling on trains, tubes and buses."

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