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Upsurge in lift problems at Tube stations harms freedom to travel

Caroline Pidgeon's questions to the Mayor have revealed that between 2013 and 2014, the hours lost due to lift closures on the Tube have risen by 50%, harming the freedom to travel of disabled people and those who depend on step-free access. The main reason was the lack of available trained staff to operate lifts.

Caroline said:

“It is a disgrace that London Underground is effectively denying access to the tube for many disabled people and others who rely on using a lift, simply due to a lack of trained staff.”

You can read more on Transport For All's website.