Step-free plan for Colindale...


We’ve heard some really exciting news about plans to make Colindale Tube station step free, after £29.5 million has been awarded to TfL from the Levelling Up Fund.

This change will improve access to Colindale town centre, making it easier for our members and colleagues to come into our office. We’re really glad that local Colindale residents will be able to get around more easily – it’s a real accessibility win!

We at Inclusion Barnet are glad to have supported the bid by writing letters of support and sharing the campaign with our networks to rally more support for the redevelopment.

The development is particularly welcomed, as Colindale is one of the most deprived areas in London, and often feels like it has been left behind. The current station was built in the 1960s, and is said to reach passenger capacity in 2026, due to rapid population growth in Colindale.

What else is planned at Colindale Tube station?

  • A 17-person lift to reduce journey times
  • Additional gates for tapping in and out
  • A new modernised entrance

Councillor Barry Rawlings, Leader of Barnet Council, was pleased with the announcement, saying: “The new station will cut journey times, reduce congestion and the associated pollution and carbon emissions, helping us to achieve our ambition of becoming a Net Zero carbon borough by 2042.”

The council is now working with TfL to get the redevelopment started as soon as possible in 2023.

Read more about Colindale Tube station redevelopment.

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