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Accessible TFL Stations and Uber - An Introduction.

I have spent many hours personally visiting the rail stations in London, and recording the stairs and elevators, plus lifts.

There are a number of indexes of TFL Rail stations listed, plus the Uber Boats. These detail individual detail of whether a station is accessible for someone in a wheelchair. I then try to give more detail to the number of stairs allowing access to a station.
It is important to note that I am not completely wheelchair bound at present, I can walk most of the time.
But just because a station is step free does not always make this station accessible to me, e.g. the one mile walk between the new and old stations currently both called Liverpool street.

There are now six new lines in 2024, previously un-named overground lines and now sensibly referenced. This is good for Londoners and tourists alike. The new lines will become known as the Lioness line, the Mildmay line, the Windrush line, the Weaver line, the Suffragette line and the Liberty line.

The Lioness line runs between Watford and Euston Junction, via Wembley; and honours the achievements of the England women's football team.

The Mildmay line is named after a small hospital in Shoreditch which played a pivotal role in fighting the HIV / AIDS crisis in the 1980's. The line is between Richmond and Stratford, passing through Clapham Junction.

The Windrush line from Highbury & Islington to West Croydon, passes through many areas with strong ties to the Caribbean communities, e.g. Dalston Junction, Peckham Rye and West Croydon.

The Weaver line covers Liverpool street to Enfield Town, including Chingford and Cheshunt. With stops around Liverpool Street, Bethnal Green, Spitalfields and Hackney, the route travels through several areas of London known for links to the textile trade, in particular the early influx of Huguenots and their silk weaving skills. And latterly the Jewish migrants into the same area.

The Suffragette line is that between Gospel Oak and Barking. Named to celebrate how London's East End working-class community fought for women's rights, Barking is home of the longest-surviving suffragette, Annie Huggett, who died aged 103

The Liberty Line is that which is referred locally as the push and pull train between Romford and Upminster. According to TfL, it is named "to reference the historical independence of the people of the borough of Havering", through which it runs, as well as the celebrating "a defining feature of London". Whatever this means.

TFL operated Lines include
Elizabeth Line is brilliant, and very accessible. But NO toilets.
London Tramlink is also brilliant, and very accessible.
Central line
Circle line
District line
DLR, which is very accessible
Hammersmith & City
Metropolitan line
Northern line
Piccadilly line

The TFL London stations included in TFL zones are linked to : London Overground :
National Rail operators and Lines :
National Rail Greater Anglia
National Rail Southern
National Rail South Eastern
National Rail South Western

The IFS Cloud Cable car has its own pay structure to fly aboard :
IFS Cloud Cable car - formerly the Emirates Cable car. Different sponsor, still very accessible.

Uber Thames Clippers have their own pay structure to use, and are separate from TFL, I believe.
Most Uber Thames Clippers Piers are accessible (excluding Wandsworth Riverside, Cadogan West and London Bridge). All have an accessible toilet on board.
The slope from the Thames Clippers on the pier, and back to land can be long and quite steep. Some people may struggle with the distance and gradient.
Ticket information : The Roamer tickets are the best buys, and include half-price discounted travel for those with Freedom and London60 passes.

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  • And Last updated on: Sunday, 17-Mar-2024 13:04:48 GMT