Feasability study into stepfree access

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Dear Crossrail Limited,

Dear Crossrail

In question to the Mayor no: 2014/1058, in February, John Biggs AM asked

"TfL and the Dft are currently preparing a feasibility report on making the line step free. When do you expect this report to be published? Can you share any preliminary findings?"

The response stated:
Crossrail has been asked to conduct feasibility studies into the seven stations that are currently not step-free and do not have funding for step-free access. These studies have now been completed and an outline design of the preferred option to provide step-free access has been reviewed by the Sponsors (Department for Transport and Transport for London).

The Joint Sponsor team, on behalf of the Sponsors, are now compiling summary reports of the feasibility studies and aim to make these available in the next few months."

Please publish the completed feasability studies on stepfree access as well as the summary reports.

Many thanks

Lianna

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Dear Ms Etkind,

Thank you for your request for publication of the feasibility studies carried out into step free access at Crossrail stations. I am taking action now to address your request and I will be responding to you as soon as possible and in any event within 20 working days as required by the Freedom of Information Act. I would point put that the response to the question to the Mayor did state that the summary reports would be available "in the next few months"

Yours sincerely

Patrick Griffin | Freedom of Information Officer
Crossrail | 25 Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London E14 5LQ
T 0345 602 3813 | [Crossrail request email]
www.crossrail.co.uk
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Dear Ms Etkind,

In your message of 6 May 2014 you referred to an answer received from the
Mayor to a question by John Biggs AM on the publication of feasibility
studies carried out into step-free access at Crossrail Stations. The
Mayor’s response stated:

Crossrail has been asked to conduct feasibility studies into the seven
stations that are currently not step-free and do not have funding for
step-free access. These studies have now been completed and an outline
design of the preferred option to provide step-free access has been
reviewed by the Sponsors (Department for Transport and Transport for
London).

The Joint Sponsor team, on behalf of the Sponsors, are now compiling
summary reports of the feasibility studies and aim to make these available
in the next few months."

You asked Crossrail Ltd (CRL) to publish the completed feasibility studies
on stepfree access as well as the summary reports.

I can confirm that Crossrail Ltd (CRL) does hold some of the information
you have requested.

Attached are copies of the reports on the feasibility studies carried out
into step-free access at the following stations; Iver, Hanwel, Langley,
Taplow, Seven Kings, Maryland, and Manor Park.  Due to the size of these
files I will have to forward these in separate emails.

The total indicative capital cost to implement the options outlined in the
reports is of the order of £30m (subject to risk allowances). This does
not include a provision for future maintenance and operating costs, or any
allowance for Train Operating Company (TOC) compensation.  Detailed
information on costs in the reports has been redacted as CRL considers
that this might affect future tenders for the works.  CRL is not obliged
to disclose this information as it is subject to an exemption relating to
commercial interests as set out in section 43(2) of the Freedom of
Information Act.

The use of this exemption is subject to an assessment of the public
interest in relation to the disclosure of the information concerned.  In
this instance, factors in favour of disclosure, such as the general public
interest in transparency and openness are outweighed by CRL’s obligation
to ensure the best use of public money in any future procurement process.

Personal details have also been redacted as this information constitutes
Personal Data as defined by the Data Protection Act 1998 and is therefore
exempt under section 40(2) of the FOIA.

As stated by the Mayor, the Joint Sponsor Team has produced a summary
report on behalf of the Sponsors, Department for Transport and Transport
for London.  A copy of this is also attached.  This is being published
later today by the Sponsors.

Please see the information below for details of your right to appeal if
you are dissatisfied with this response or the way that your request has
been handled.

Yours sincerely

.

Yours sincerely

Patrick Griffin | Freedom of Information Officer
Crossrail | 25 Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London E14 5LQ
T 0345 602 3813 | [1][Crossrail request email]
[2]www.crossrail.co.uk

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Remaining files are attached.

 

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