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Palmers Green and Alexandra Palace stations are among a list of 26 stations where step-free access to platforms will be provided, according to an announcement made today by transport minister Baroness Kramer.  The work, part of the Access for All programme, will be carried out by 2019.

The stations selected for the work were all nominated by the rail industry last year on the basis of criteria such as the number of passengers using the station or proximity to hospitals or schools for disabled children

Palmers Green is reportedly used by more passengers than any other station north of Finsbury Park on the Hertford line.  In the case of Alexandra Palace, the decision to install lifts to all platforms represents victory for a campaign run by London Travelwatch last year, which until now appeared to have been unsuccessful.

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