Crossrail's non-standard platforms will be a burden to disabled people

Caroline talked to Rail magazine about the frustrating Crossrail platform design which will leave disabled people unable to get onto trains step-free at suburban stations.

The new platforms at central stations have been built 20cm higher than the standard, which will leave an upwards step for passengers who board trains at the existing stations on the east and west of the route.

Caroline said:

“Crossrail will deliver wonderful new trains, 200 metres long, the same length as two football pitches. And thanks to extensive campaigning every station that runs through London will have step-free access. It is, however, a huge disappointment that there will be no consistency in platform heights along the whole of the route, making journeys for people with disabilities unnecessarily complicated and burdensome.”

Read more at Rail magazine.