To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Transport on disabled access to the platforms at Flitwick station.
22 December 2017
No such discussions have taken place.
Under the Equality Act 2010, service providers are under a duty to make reasonable adjustments to improve access to premises or buildings and services so that disabled customers are not placed at a substantial disadvantage compared to non-disabled customers. This reasonable adjustment duty is an anticipatory duty, which means that those who provide goods, facilities and services to members of the public are expected to anticipate the reasonable adjustments that disabled customers may require.
The delivery of accessible transport, including disabled access at stations and transport hubs is the responsibility of the Department for Transport.