If you’re into your Tube history, you’ll be able to see and use the sparkling new escalator and the old wooden escalator dating back to 1947.

London Underground is on schedule to make Greenford Tube station step-free in 2015, as a new wider staircase will be constructed, which will be laid with tactile paving for the visually impaired.

The old escalator will be taken out, to be replaced by a new incline lift – the first of its kind on London Underground.

David Waboso, London Underground’s Director of Capital Programmes said: “As part of our commitment to make the Tube more accessible, work is on schedule to make Greenford Tube station step-free by next year.

“In order to keep the station open during the works, we have to have an ‘up’ escalator and stairs, which is why we installed a new escalator first, then we will widen the centre staircase and finally we can remove the escalator on the right and install the new incline lift.”

Well, if you’re off to Greenford today, this should definitely liven up your journey.

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