While the eastbound platform at Haydons road station can be accessed without using steps, the westbound platform can't. This is problematic for many residents - especially the elderly, people with disabilities or limited mobility, and families. When planning permission was granted for the development at 1 Caxton road, one of the conditions was that step free access to the platform would be granted via the development. However, while the developer is happy to implement this change, no progress has been made due to Govia Thameslink refusing to allow the works to start.
The work needed to enable step free access in both directions at Haydons Road station is minimal, and it would enable more residents to use public transport. We're calling on Govia Thameslink to immediately allow this work to go ahead.
We the undersigned call upon the National Rail and Govia Thameslink to make the simple changes needed for step free access at Haydons Road train station on the westbound platform via 1 Caxton Road, which the freeholder is happy to implement as per the original planning permission.