“Navigating the stairs at Parsons Green with a pushchair is a complete nightmare", says resident Nicola de Rin.
This week, Conservative Parliamentary Spokesman Cllr Greg Hands, is calling on Transport for London to install a lift at Parsons Green Tube Station, where local mums with pushchairs and prams are struggling with the steep staircases to the platforms.
The problem was first brought to Greg’s attention by Nicola de Rin, a resident of Inglethorpe Street in Fulham, who is a regular user of Parsons Green Tube Station, with young daughter Olivia.
Commenting on the problems she encounters at the station, Mrs. de Rin has said:
“Navigating the stairs at Parsons Green Tube with a pushchair is a complete nightmare, especially when I have a shopping bags to contend with. I often find myself at the mercy of strangers to help me carry my daughter up and down the staircases – and if no one else is about, I just have to struggle alone – which is an incredible hassle.”
Greg, who has recently met with Nicola at the station to see the problem at first hand, has added:
“I entirely sympathise with all local parents who struggle with pushchairs and prams at Parsons Green, and likewise to others, such as the disabled and people with mobility problems who have equal difficulty getting up to the trains.
“I know it is hard to put lifts in the whole tube network. But at a time when the Disability discrimination Act is coming into force, it would be nice to at least see some effort being made by TfL – especially in Hammersmith & Fulham, where we have the highest rate of tube users in the whole country.”
Greg will be taking this matter up with Transport for London and stressing with them the need for change.
September 25, 2004