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Railway Stations: Access

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 144782, tabled on 27 January 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many and what proportion of UK railway stations have steps but no lift access.

Answered on

1 February 2021

We estimate that around fifth of our 2,500 stations have step free access that meets current accessibility standards. The Rail Delivery Group remain responsible for ensuring the accessibility data on the National Rail Enquiries website remains accurate and up to date. More than 75% of journeys are through step free stations compared with less than 50% in 2005. Train Operators must have policies in place to help those who need an accessible station get to their nearest one.

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