Transport for London (TfL) has announced that Victoria has become the 75th Tube station to benefit from step-free access.
Part of a major drive by the Mayor of London to ensure the transport system in the capital works for all, Victoria is the latest to be more accessible for all.
It is a major milestone in the seven-year upgrade at the station, making access to the transport network much easier for millions of travellers.
Serving in excess of 79 million customers each year, Victoria Tube station is the fourth busiest on the Underground.
Now, with the installation of seven new lifts, disabled or older customers, as well as parents or carers with buggies, and people with heavy luggage will all find access much better.
The wider upgrade of the station has nearly doubled the size of Victoria station, and final work will be completed before the end of the year.
Journeys are now step-free between the street and Victoria line trains, and the District and Circle line platforms.
Once the major upgrade is completed, Victoria will have two new entrances, nine new escalators, seven new lifts, one new ticket hall, and an extended southern ticket hall.
The project fits in with the government’s efforts to improve rail services for disabled passengers, and following confirmation of the step-free access, Heidi Alexander, Deputy Mayor for Transport, described it as a “major milestone.”
She said: “Victoria Underground is one of our busiest stations and one of the first major Tube stations encountered by visitors to the capital.
“The provision of step-free access marks a major milestone, as it provides greater access to the Underground as well as vital interchanges between Tube journeys and a seamless connection with National Rail services.
“We are improving step-free access across our network and we are determined to do all we can to ensure our customers experience all London has to offer.”