Transport for All has discovered that tube stations are becoming more inaccessible to disabled passengers because of staff shortages.

Step-free access stations use lifts, ramps or a combination of both to allow passengers to get to trains – but if there isn’t a member of staff around to supervise, the equipment can’t be used.

Transport for All put in a freedom of information request to Transport for London to find out how often step-free access wasn’t available and got back figures since 2008.

Reported by the Londonist. You can read the full story here. 

I am a journalist and author. I am a journalist at the UK edition of WIRED magazine. In 2015, my first book Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. My second book Reed Hastings: Building Netflix, was published in March 2020. I created FOI Directory in 2012 and have maintained it in my spare since ever since.