Lift status at Transport for London stations
This is a one stop source of broken lifts in London's transport system. We use data provided by TfL's open data project and monitor their Twitter accounts. We report tube, Overground, Crossrail and DLR lifts. We don't report National Rail lifts.
Because TfL does not provide the data in a single accessible place and we were massively inspired by Vienna.
Well, we are geeks. And we think a page like this is useful for disabled people, people with mobility issues, buggy users and everybody else who prefers using lifts.
We are two transport geeks with a passion for accessibility. Christiane Link is a journalist, wheelchair user and accessibility campaigner. Kirk Northrop is a developer who likes to use his skills to make people's lives easier.
If a lift is out of service, TfL can help you to re-plan your route. You can call them or contact a member of staff at a station.
If it is a London Underground lift which is out of service, TfL may provide a taxi to reach your destination.
Circumstances where TfL may provide a taxi to help you to reach your destination include:
If you arrive at a station and are unable to exit because lifts or escalators and escalators are not available, staff should assist you to plan a journey to a point where you can exit the network and will then apply the guidelines above to help you to reach your destination.
These guidelines also apply if you are a guide dog user and London Underground were unable to switch off escalators to allow you and your dog to walk up and down because doing so would be unsafe for the operation of the station.
You can find the policy here.
We rely on data provided by TfL. If they don't know it yet, we can't know it either.
Yes, it should be okay but please contact us before so we can provide you with our machine readable feed. We might even be able to help you with your integration.
The site updates with the current information every minute. The time the page was generated is displayed at the bottom for reference.
We'd love to know this too but unfortunately this information is not always provided by TfL.
Yes. You find it here. Follow @TubeLifts
Not quite yet, although this should be available soon.