Jubilee Line to help disabled

London Underground’s Jubilee Line will apply next year to the Millennium Commission and local authorities for funds to make five of its existing stations accessible to the disabled.

Lifts and walkways will be a feature of all new stations on the ú1.8bn Jubilee Line extension to Stratford – due for completion in 1998 – but LU wants to upgrade existing facilities. “We want to add access for the disabled, and people with pushchairs and heavy shopping,” says Julian Ross of the line’s development team.

A feasibility study by John Lyall Architects will determine the costs of new lifts and walkways at Finchley Road, West Hampstead, Kilburn, Willesden Green and Stanmore stations. The practice won an unpaid competitive bid against three other architects.

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