Disability campaigners today condemned an “alarming” rise in the number of times lifts on the Underground have been out of action.

The lifts were closed for 734 hours last year — up from 476 hours in 2013 and more than double the 319 hours they were closed for in 2012, according to data released under Freedom of Information requests.

Reported by the Evening Standard. You can read the full story here. 

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