Finsbury Park Station Now Step Free

  • Published on Feb 6, 2019
  • New lifts have opened at Finsbury Park Underground Station bringing step-free access to both the Victoria and Piccadilly Lines here. One of the lifts also goes up to Platforms 5 & 6 on the National Rail side to provide step free access their too! I popped down to have a look ...
    Also have a look at the latest Customer Service & Operations Report from TfL. On page 78 it shows you what stations are due to get step free access in the future:

Comments • 100

  • Elizabeth Harrison
    Elizabeth Harrison Month ago

    Is it jono

  • Ghost Juicee
    Ghost Juicee Month ago

    Geoff are some of your shots inspired by Casey neistat

  • Giramel
    Giramel 5 months ago

    Thank you for this video, it's very helpful!

  • Spencer Lewis
    Spencer Lewis 6 months ago

    Is it Dan? (From calling all stations)

  • Danny Read
    Danny Read 6 months ago

    The music sounds like a little bit like the old bt ads!

  • Aston McNeil
    Aston McNeil 6 months ago

    From an old Finsbury Park resident, wished my mum was still alive to see this. Many thanks for this Geoff

  • Bryana Burke
    Bryana Burke 6 months ago +3

    Lived here my whole life, use finsbury park station, pretty much everyday and I had no idea. You still see people fighting with luggage and prams going up and down the stairs, its crazy! Thank you so much for this. This has just made my up and coming weekend, easier! 👍🏾

  • Samuel Posner
    Samuel Posner 6 months ago

    2:39 Am I the only one to notice you're pressing a down button to go from "bottom to top"?

  • No1Diva
    No1Diva 7 months ago

    Bank needs step free

  • Henrys Adventures
    Henrys Adventures 9 months ago

    Interesting video! I think the reason National Railway platforms 3 & 4 and 7 & 8 don't have lifts is because they're the platforms with ticket barriers and installing lifts would make a barrier less entrance like how Euston Square used to be before they installed a new gateline. It's interesting that you still can get to some of the tube platforms without passing through at ticket barriers! There's only 12 London Underground Stations where you can do this!

  • Ian Bird
    Ian Bird 9 months ago

    Love the anagram 😂😂😂😂😂😂
    Thought they where putting in lifts to the other platforms too. Know they were extending platforms 7 & 8 but could be wrong.
    Seen so much change over the years at Finsbury park.

  • TheBoshMeister99
    TheBoshMeister99 9 months ago

    Nice "elevators" ;-)

    DARIO MARCHESI 10 months ago +1

    That HAS to be FLash-player's MOST overplayed song

  • Foxorolo YT
    Foxorolo YT 10 months ago

    I heard there is lift access now to 7&8 now . Still no lift to 3&4. (according to National Rail Enquires)

  • I swear I will murder evil owl soon

    Finally a good lift mod

  • Alfie Mc
    Alfie Mc Year ago

    Is it mat

  • TehDragonGuy
    TehDragonGuy Year ago

    Tell me you have a camera man and that you didn't just leave your camera on the floor while you went down at 1:47...

    • yiyodder
      yiyodder Year ago

      Did you watch it all ?

  • LaWendeltreppe
    LaWendeltreppe Year ago

    The thing that always is wrong in London, is to think that Liftusers are all people in wheelchairs or with prams. But lifts are also and mostly used by people who cannot walk for long, who have heavy loads etc. So its totally useless, when you have walk endlessly to find a lift. I wish they would plan it better. Why can't they? In Berlin it works absolutely fine.


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  • Robbie Henry
    Robbie Henry Year ago

    Geoff, I just came across Berlin's equivalent of the Tube map and it has no wheelchairs at all. If there's a ramp access then an inclined plane is shown, if there is a lift, then a person in a lift cage is indicated. It's high time we got rid of the wheelchair mentality.
    A thought - what would a claustrophobic person needing a step-free access do where a lift was the only step-free access? Lifts and ramps ought to be standard.

  • Danny Read
    Danny Read Year ago

    A couple of things.... 1 its sounds like the music of the old bt adverts and 2 I think that it should be called Krapy Rubsnif and see if TFL gets any complaints!!!!

  • James White
    James White Year ago

    Mystery guest Jay Foreman!

  • Dan Soper
    Dan Soper Year ago

    Having today experienced these lifts for the first time, (1) They’re great and (2) As you bypass the TFL ticket barriers, don’t forget to touch in and out (at the top)

  • RJ Lifts UK
    RJ Lifts UK Year ago

    Was it Jay

  • VincentKoh LUMCFan

    The TfL website isn’t reliable anymore for step-free access news since Newbury Park is already step-free since like November Geoff! It was only updated recently...also Maryland, Forest Gate, Manor Park and Seven Kings are now step-free to the TfL rail platforms yay. West Hampstead lifts and new entrance are delayed though...again. South Woodford should be coming up soon

  • Liam Armstrong
    Liam Armstrong Year ago

    How come you had to get a sticker to film here, ive never heard that before is it a new thing or is it at certain stations.

  • Tent Ringer
    Tent Ringer Year ago

    Was it Daniel Craig?

  • LeeGames
    LeeGames Year ago

    Is It John

  • TheSmithersy
    TheSmithersy Year ago

    Geoff, you're going to get all the paint sniffers heading for the Finsbury Park lifts then!

  • Helen Hughes
    Helen Hughes Year ago

    I have epilepsy and anxiety so I can’t use escalators in case I panic. I come to London a lot and usually either pay a fortune on taxis or spend hours on buses. If I could travel by tube it would be so much easier.

  • Andrew Lang
    Andrew Lang Year ago

    I have not visited London since probably the late 1990s, & it was getting too busy for me even then, so those of you who can still stand it, I do salute you. My thing was always to "go to the wall", I have a feeling that is what people who lead persons of poor sight do? I used to go to the wall, & let the rushes, pass by. As I am getting stiffer with age, & health, knowing which stations have lifts, rather than climb every mountain, using stairs or escalators for different levels is always useful. NOW, what do we do about people who need the use of lavatories?.

  • NearCry91
    NearCry91 Year ago

    Wrong shot or button upside down?

  • Fran Gunn
    Fran Gunn Year ago

    mystery guest is matt

  • Seany Boodwah
    Seany Boodwah Year ago

    Geoff was his own guest

  • Aandeel
    Aandeel Year ago

    I guess Dave

  • Jay ASMR
    Jay ASMR Year ago

    “which has a new lifts” ~ Geoff Marshall, 2019

  • Maggy Schreibt
    Maggy Schreibt Year ago

    I am genuinely excited! My favourite accommodation for visits to London is near Finsbury Park so this is the tube station I always used. Arriving was always difficult, but leaving even more because of the shopping I did in the UK. 80% of the times I was travelling with luggage people asked if they could help me and I think that's awesome. But for all our backs a lift is way safer.

  • Nic McJannet
    Nic McJannet Year ago

    Random thought: who down-thumbs videos like this? Seriously? People who need hugs, I think 🤗

  • Jason Clift-Jones

    Is the cameraman Mystery Guest Andy of CallingAllStations?

  • Rob RCS
    Rob RCS Year ago

    Step Tiredness Deducted stations. That won't fit so STD stations?

  • Daniel Pratt
    Daniel Pratt Year ago

    Who was the mystery guest

  • Draingang
    Draingang Year ago

    How would I go about finding the cheapest train fare between Harwich and Cambridge it's a journey I am planning on doing some spotting on

  • Oli Pacetti
    Oli Pacetti Year ago

    A wheelchair, luggage and a person with a baby combined

  • Robert Coates
    Robert Coates Year ago

    It’s good to see that the interchange at Finsbury Park has improved. On a Sunday in January I arrived at that station with a National Rail e-ticket. The Northern City branch from Highbury and Islington was closed, so I had to use the Victoria Line. On exiting the station it took 4 minutes to convince the barrier staff that my ticket was valid. Hopefully the new lifts will contribute to awareness of the fact that FP is in fact an interchange station, not just a LU station. So, yes! Take the lift up to level 1!

  • MrRobbiepee
    MrRobbiepee Year ago

    Geoff. pleased to report that Newbury Park already has its lifts. now step free to both platforms

  • RubberDuck
    RubberDuck Year ago

    Is 0 steps still the equivalent of a 15 story building?

  • Marie Bohl
    Marie Bohl Year ago

    go to berlin and explore the public transport there :)

  • Marie Bohl
    Marie Bohl Year ago

    go to berlin and explore the public transport there :)

  • Marie Bohl
    Marie Bohl Year ago

    go to berlin and explore the public transport there :)

  • Darren Gomes
    Darren Gomes Year ago

    My goodness, how are they going to make South Kensington step-free without rebuilding the entire station? Come to think of it, how are they going to tackle Camden Town?

  • LBSi UK
    LBSi UK Year ago

    I think those lifts are some 4th Generation Kone EcoDiscs, apart from the fact that the buttons are Dewhurst (which all new-ish lifts have on the Underground).

  • The Border
    The Border Year ago

    About the step free access symbol; I've seen a map of Dublin which had a symbol of a set of stairs next to stations without step free access... Seemed like a good solution

  • Joãof27 08
    Joãof27 08 Year ago

    I'm newbie on this topic and I have a doubt. What happens if you don't have enough money in your oyster card? Like you take a long ride from zone 6 to zone 1 and you only have 3 poundsi n your card?

    • Norbiton Flyer
      Norbiton Flyer Year ago

      It will let you out, but you can't use it again until you've put enough money on to get back into credit

  • DJH
    DJH Year ago

    Lifts are already now in at Newbury Park. (Used them yesterday)

  • Ahmes Syahda
    Ahmes Syahda Year ago

    I just got the notification for this video a few seconds ago, and the video was posted... 4 days ago?

  • Gareth
    Gareth Year ago

    It’s nice that the lift has a window in the door.

  • Kaseyap
    Kaseyap Year ago

    Newbury Park is now Step Free with the lifts in operation.

  • Kevin Melling
    Kevin Melling Year ago

    Just have an icon that represents what it is: a lift, not who it’s for. And if that’s too hard, how about a simple pair of up and down arrows, like a rail logo turned 90 degrees.

  • CJT80
    CJT80 Year ago

    Oh Geoff... my friend (who works for GTR) and I always call FPK Krapy Rubsnif - clearly it's somewhat well known!

  • Old Account
    Old Account Year ago

    Sounds a bit like Dave, maybe?

  • jjtwhite
    jjtwhite Year ago

    It's better if you have lifts because it makes access for wheelchairs better

  • Matthew McAndrew
    Matthew McAndrew Year ago +2

    I’m a CSA at Finsbury Park, Geoff. Nice to see you dropping by and we hope to see you again when the new entrance opens.

    • CJT80
      CJT80 Year ago

      how is FPK these days?

  • DerParadonym
    DerParadonym Year ago

    everyone: thick jacket + huge scarf - Geoff: open sweater...

  • BlueFlyer
    BlueFlyer Year ago

    I live in West Ruislip and although it's the end of the line, it looks like it would have gone further. I know the Chiltern Railway goes through West Ruislip but did the tube line ever go further?
    I can't say I've watched all of your videos, but I think a video or series of videos where you visit the end of each line with interesting facts about the stations and the area they're in, would be a great video.

    • Norbiton Flyer
      Norbiton Flyer Year ago

      No it didn't - it was extended from North Acton to West Ruislip in the 1940s, taking over the GWR stations on the route (in the same way it took over a GER branch at the other end of the line). The original plan had been to go one stop further, to Denham.

  • Thomas’s Info Lab

    I bet the cameraman was Matthew Frost

  • Stefan Horst
    Stefan Horst Year ago

    I would suggest, not to use a wheelchair, but mark the not step free tube stations with stairs symbols .. this way you say step free is "normal" and the not step free are the "irregularities"

  • Andrew Saffrey
    Andrew Saffrey Year ago

    Why have a symbol? If the expectation is that step free access is default, the stations that are *not* so should be the ones that require a special marker on the map.

    • Norbiton Flyer
      Norbiton Flyer Year ago

      Maybe that day will come, but at the moment it is still a minority of stations that are step free, so the map is less cluttered by having a special symbol for those that are.

  • David Shepheard
    David Shepheard Year ago

    BTW Geoff, do you have any idea when West Brompton, which is step free for London Overground and half of the District Line, will get the missing southbound District Line lift installed?
    A bit of money spent doing that...and moving the driver's platform monitors forward a couple of feet - so that the doors that do not open can actually open) would really improve the station.

  • David Shepheard
    David Shepheard Year ago

    Lifts are awesome. And they are *not* just for disabled people. They help all of us. I twisted my ankle a bit on the way home earlier this week (while carrying two bags of shopping and wearing a rucksack) and didn't fancy having it twist again while walking down a staircase. Luckily I was able to use the lifts at Clapham Junction, Wimbledon and Southfields to avoid getting bumped into on the stairs.
    I'm looking forward to seeing the Wimbledon Park lift get installed.
    Wimbledon Park and Southfields are actually mirror image stations of each other, but Southfields has been expanded a bit (because of Wimbledon Tennis) and also got it's lift early. So I'm wondering if the lift at Wimbledon Park will be in the exact same location as the one at Southfields (and if it will be an identical lift).

  • David Collins
    David Collins Year ago +2

    Myth BUSTED... I have heard several times before that if you squint at someone's image that has been blurred out (like our 'Mystery Cameraman' at 2:41 is) you can make out who they are... Well it didn't work - other than to say he is wearing a blue collared shirt, possibly a red v-neck jumper, and what looks like an ID badge hung around his neck (and like Geoff - a "you're allowed to film here" sticker) - so Vicki does look different in this one!

  • Brie Jubridgianah

    In the "bank is step free" one I think

  • Brie Jubridgianah

    I saw this already and even told u in your last vid if not there check the ones before

  • Jonathon Bus Spotting Vlogs

    I Bet It's Jay Foreman

  • Hywel Price-Evans

    I always enjoy your videos! Just a heads-up that your video endboard text still has the 2018 copyright.

  • Mg Goh
    Mg Goh Year ago

    What about harrow on the hill when is that going to have lifts

  • Sickboi
    Sickboi Year ago

    5:41 it's like a disabled space in a car park, it's a wheelchair symbol but people with hidden disabilities can use it so long as they hold a blue badge.

  • denelson83
    denelson83 Year ago

    Did you just name a new station "Stepfreeness"?

  • Peter Mikhaylov
    Peter Mikhaylov Year ago

    LMAO the man at 6:21

  • Peter Mikhaylov
    Peter Mikhaylov Year ago

    Love how Geoff switched sides on the stairs at 4:51 after seeing the sign

  • Robert Mayor
    Robert Mayor Year ago

    What about the question mark as the symbol? Some irony around inclusivity would be funny.

    Also, as a wheelchair user, i believe that the tfl gate and platform staff need more education regarding the ins and outs of limited access on the tube.

    The step-free tube guide is very useful, but the staff rely on the standard pocket maps, which only show the wheelchair symbol if the station is step-free, not 'gap-free'.
    Gaps are the next main problem for those especially in electric wheelchairs, as they CANNOT do 'wheelies'. Sub surface stations do have ramps on the platform, seemingly only for emergencies, as staff were reluctant to use it despite me telling them that I needed it. A policy similar to all Nat Rail services, where the guard has to get the ramp out no matter what, even if in some miracle a Nat Rail platform is at the same height as the train.

    A station may be 'step-free', but for some, ramps are still needed to bridge the gaps.

    Also, there is an unfortunate rivalry almost between different groups of people requiring lifts. The easiest thing to help this is for those who have no problem with stairs or escalators, please use them. Lifts do take a lot longer to use and can be small, so please don't waste time and space for those who have no choice.

    p.s. The TOCs with guard disputes need to make sure that the role is kept, as services will be even later if someone needs a ramp at an unstaffed station.

  • Gary Jeffery
    Gary Jeffery Year ago

    I already knew about this. There are signs all over the TFL network advertising the fact that this is part of Sidiq Khan's initiative to give more accessibility across the network. There is nothing wrong with that but, surely, this upgrade was planned long before he became Mayor? Still, at least these lifts (and that appalling "London Is Open" tagline) will stand as testament to the fact that he was ever in office at all. Otherwise, he has been dismal!

  • Andy Linton
    Andy Linton Year ago

    When you were on the northbound platforms, and pressed the lift button, why is that button a DOWN pointing arrow?

  • jomo87
    jomo87 Year ago +5

    5:55 You went a little Jay Foreman on us for a minute there, Geoff: "Ickenham, Knightsbridge, Mill Hill East..." - got the meter right and all!

  • Ryan William
    Ryan William Year ago

    My friend lives in London and his closest tube station is Finsbury Park......I shall inform him about Krapy Rubsnif and make sure that I only ever address it as such from now on. Thanks for giving me the ability to be more annoying, Geoff. XD

  • Isla Durrant
    Isla Durrant Year ago

    At last! Unfortunately the system was designed by youngish able-bodied men for able-bodied men... I used to jump off slam-dunks and sprint up escalators in my time. I also had to climb stairs from a deep station when they failed, no fun even when you're fit and young. Then you have a baby in a buggy and have to bump it up backwards, though occasional kind strangers would stop and help (thank you kindly)... have another child and you're buggered with a double buggy... get older, get arthritic, get immobile and it's almost impossible. Hat's off to those intrepid enough to try. My question is: In an emergency (fire/flood/attack) what plan in place to evacuate the area? We're told not to use lifts in fire circumstances... I do hope they've thought about this .

  • clinton epps
    clinton epps Year ago

    When will the underground simplfy getting from platform to street or to national rail service there is no way i would spend 3 to 5 minutes going to a platform from street level

  • Henry-Joy
    Henry-Joy Year ago

    Didn't get notifications for this video :/

  • David
    David Year ago

    Thanks Geoff. Just a shout-out, thanks for showing "Seven Sisters" on the tube map at the beginning. That's where I had to get out to see Grandad and Nan. Fond memories.

  • Karim El-houssami

    Newbury Park already had their lifts installed a few months ago (before the new tube map came out)

  • J0k394
    J0k394 Year ago

    I think the wheelchair symbol makes sense. Wheelchair users aren't the only users that need ór benefit from step free access, but they're the users who need the most complete version of step free access. Correct me if I'm wrong, but someone struggling with stairs because of lung issues probably won't be prevented from accessing a station because of a single (half)step somewhere. For someone in an electric wheelchair... that's probably a big issue.

  • M M
    M M Year ago

    Well done Geoff. Another one added to your 'Rail Trek'. Never seen these there, but will seek them out. Err station supervisor was it!

  • Nixxus
    Nixxus Year ago

    I bet your mystery Guest is Hugo from the laugh :o

  • Michael Wyres
    Michael Wyres Year ago

    Copyright 2018 at the end? ;)

  • Norlink
    Norlink Year ago +5

    Is Andy from Calling All Stations.

  • dvwinn
    dvwinn Year ago

    I enjoyed your rendition of Jay Foreman's Every Tube Station song at 5:47

  • monkeynuts1978
    monkeynuts1978 Year ago

    Hello Geoff, the lift that goes straight to the National Rail is usually off as the do not run trains from those platforms on a regular basis, I have inside knowledge 😉
    Keep the videos coming as they are always a good watch.

  • Chipish
    Chipish Year ago

    Thought you were about to break out in a Jay Foreman song at the end there...

  • Sian Talbot
    Sian Talbot Year ago +1

    Is there one coming to Hatton Cross? I hate those steps!

    • 6yjjk
      6yjjk Year ago

      Infuriating when it's one stop from LHR with at least one hotel in easy walking distance.

  • Jonistan
    Jonistan Year ago

    Maybe Matt is the secret person. On second thought probably not.

  • Oliver Chew
    Oliver Chew Year ago

    It's 2018!!! I thought it was 2019 6:52