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Sadiq Khan says making Kentish Town tube station step free ‘would be very complex’

Mayor of London suggests outside financial help is needed to make underground stop open to disabled users

04 January, 2018 — By Richard Osley

CAMDEN Council has appealed to Sadiq Khan to make Kentish Town Underground station “step-free” so that it can be used by disabled tube passengers.

But the Mayor of London has warned that the cost could be too prohibitive without outside financial help.

He said: “TfL has carried out a high-level investigation into installing lifts at Kentish Town which indicated that this would be very complex. The scheme would involve digging new tunnels and installing a new lift shaft in a very constrained work site, adjacent to the main road and busy operational railways.”

He added: “Transport for London will continue to keep this under review, for example considering opportunities with developers in case this should bring forward substantial additional funding sources.”

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