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Railway Stations: Disability

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 1300, tabled on 5 June 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to improve access for disabled people at National Rail stations.

Answered on

10 June 2015

This answer is a correction from the original answer.

By the end of this year the Access for All programme, launched in 2006, will have provided step free routes to more than 150 stations and smaller scale improvements at over 1,100. A further £160m has been allocated to extend the programme until 2019 and the 68 stations to benefit from this were announced last year.

This is in addition to access improvements delivered by other major projects or the industry itself, which must meet UK and EU standards for accessibility.

Original answer

By the end of this year the Access for All programme, launched in 2006, will have provided step free routes to more than 150 stations and smaller scale improvements at over 1,100. A further £160m has been allocated to extend the programme until 2019 and the 68 stations to benefit from this were announced last year.

This is in addition to access improvements delivered by other major projects or the industry itself, which must meet UK and EU standards for accessibility.

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