For wheelchair users, travelling on the tube can take a lot longer. A new report has found, if you can't use the stairs your journey will take four times as long.
A shortage of step free access to the underground means a journey on the Jubilee line from Baker street to Bond Street takes 33 minutes for people with disabilities - just two minutes for able bodied passengers.
I travelled with Lauren West, who has muscular dystrophy, from Bond Street towards Westminster. I discovered that what is a 5 minute journey for most, is another story for those in wheelchairs.
"The nearest tube station from bond street is green park, so I'm going to have to get there in order to travel to Westminster"
Lauren says it's easier to take the pavement, than the bus. "Buses aren't as reliable. Often the ramps don't work, or there's a buggy in the wheelchair space, or the driver is not being cooperative."
What should have taken ten minutes, took twenty. Wherever Lauren goes in London there is a shortage of dropped curbs. "It's part of my every day life. But, when you are faced with a time deadline, you've got to get somewhere quickly - and you are faced with a lack of dropped curbs, and that's the reason it takes a long time - then it is really frustrating."
For some - it's not enough:
Today, a report full of the transport experiences of hundreds of wheelchair users has been delivered to a cross party group of MPs. It includes disturbing examples of how wheelchair users face conflict from transport staff and other passengers. It's findings will be considered, to establish whether more changes should be made
In the end Lauren's journey took 8 times longer than for someone who is able bodied, and it'll be a while yet for wheelchair users before getting to Westminster is possible from any station.