A blog by Luke Akehurst about politics, elections, and the Labour Party - With subtitles for the Hard of Left. Just for the record: all the views expressed here are entirely personal and do not necessarily represent the positions of any organisations I am a member of.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Boris cuts hit the disabled

Finsbury Park is my nearest tube station so I was interested to see this Early Day Motion published, and shocked at the axe Boris is already taking to transport infrastructure investment in London:


2510
STEP-FREE ACCESS TO FINSBURY PARK STATION
17:11:08

Jeremy Corbyn
Ms Diane Abbott

* 2

That this House is very sad to learn that the Mayor of London's investment priorities for Transport for London (TfL) do not include step-free access for Finsbury Park Station, thus preventing people with disabilities who use the station from accessing the Piccadilly and Victoria lines, or suburban mainline services; believes that the programme of step-free access initiated by TfL before the election of Mayor Johnson was extremely welcome and showed real commitment to giving effect to the Disability Discrimination Act; notes that TfL still intends to spend money on improving the station and capacity, despite the resulting disadvantage to the entire community who would have benefited from step-free access; and accordingly calls upon the Department for Transport to demand an explanation from TfL as to why they are taking this course of action.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Perhaps if you hadn't buggered up the economy so badly there would still be some money to pay for things like this.

11:29 am, November 18, 2008

 
Blogger Hughes Views said...

Standard Tory trick - use stealth cuts to maintain an illusion of fiscal efficiency.

If he has the power I wonder if he'll do what Thatcher did and slash the Tube maintenance budget so we can have another disaster like the one her cuts caused at Kings Cross...

1:19 pm, November 18, 2008

 
Anonymous ian k said...

I was going to say it's a return to the Nasty Party but it's a case of same old Tories..

1:52 pm, November 18, 2008

 
Anonymous Rich said...

I read the article and it is a little alarming. If anything we should be spending more on making public transport accessible, bad enough getting on a busy train with a push chair or bike.

7:37 pm, November 19, 2008

 

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home

 
Free Hit Counters
OfficeDepot Discount