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17.05.12

Step-free access for Wembley Central

Wembley Central has become the 65th step-free Tube station ahead of the Olympic and Paralympic Games this summer. Network Rail installed three new lifts and one new stair lift, as well as constructing a corridor linking the ticket hall with all platforms to cover passengers.

Access improvements will be implemented at over 90 Network Rail stations before the opening ceremony.

Howard Collins, London Underground’s chief operating officer said: “The new lifts make Wembley Central our 65th Tube station to become step-free from street to platform before the London 2012 Games. The lifts will make it much easier for customers with mobility impairments, heavy luggage or buggies, to use the station.

“For passengers going to Wembley Stadium or Arena it will complement Wembley Park Tube Station, which is also step-free and will be a lasting legacy long after the Games have finished.”

Jo Kaye, Network Rail route managing director, said: “The improvements made at Wembley Central will make the station more accessible for everyone and is part of a wider programme to build a bigger, better railway for London.

“Thousands of spectators travelling to and from Wembley Central will reap the benefits of these improvements during the Games and for years to come.”

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