A disability campaign group has announced its support for a new Crossrail 2 station in Chelsea , saying it will improve access to King’s Road for local residents and visitors.

Action Disability Kensington and Chelsea (ADKC) say thousands of people will benefit after Crossrail 2 committed to providing strep-free access across all its new stations.

It would bring wheelchair access to a major retail and cultural part of London.

ADKC chief executive Jamie Renton said: “It is imperative that the Crossrail 2 station is built on the King’s Road to significantly improve access for thousands of people, including disabled people with a range of impairments or simply parents with pushchairs, who will benefit hugely from the provision of step-free access at the proposed station.”

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There are currently no plans to introduce disabled access at nearby Sloane Square station, meaning that the closest tube station at present with step free access is currently Earl’s Court – which is over two miles away.

It means the easiest way for disabled visitors, or those with difficulty walking, to access King’s Road is by car, taxi or bus.

Last year, calls were made for more Tube stations in the Kensington area to have lifts installed to make more accessible to elderly people and wheelchair users .

Pro Chelsea Crossrail 2 supporters say the proposed station would also improve access and journey times for patients at three major London hospitals – Chelsea and Westminster, the Royal Brompton and Royal Marsden.

They have also said it is needed to meet growing passenger usage .

Fifty other businesses, major employers and cultural, educational and medical institutions in Kensington and Chelsea have also come out in support of a Crossrail 2 station on the King’s Road.

Another group is objecting to the proposals, arguing the £1bn project is money wasted in the affluent area. No Crossrail in Chelsea group handed in a 10,000 name petition calling for the Transport for London scheme to be dropped .