Transport for London (TfL) has unveiled a new-look Bond Street Tube station following a £300 million upgrade.
Capacity and accessibility have both been improved at Bond Street, which is one of central London’s busiest stations with almost 40 million journeys made in 2016.
The creation of a new entrance and ticket hall on the north side of Oxford Street at Marylebone Lane has boosted the station’s capacity by 30 per cent, while the new entrance will make Bond Street the 72nd Tube station to become step-free.
Preparatory work to build a step-free interchange to the Elizabeth line has also been completed ahead of services calling at Bond Street station in December 2018, when it is expected that passenger numbers will increase to around 225,000 per day.
It also means that the London Underground is a step closer to achieving the mayor’s target for 40 per cent of the network to be step-free by 2022.
In addition, five new ticket gates, two new escalators and two new interchange tunnels have been added to the station.
Transport for All, which champions the rights of disabled and older people, said that the ongoing programme of improvements across the network is important because the Underground is the most efficient way to move around London but that much of it remains inaccessible to many disabled people.