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Railway Stations: Visual Impairment

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 71467, tabled on 8 November 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many and what proportion of stations have tactile paving on platforms; what plans he has to increase the number of platforms with tactile paving; and what the challenges are in installing tactile paving in older stations.

Answered on

16 November 2021

Network Rail estimate that around 60 percent of British mainline station platforms are fitted with tactile surfaces. We are committed to making this 100 percent and Network Rail has received an initial £10 million to install tactile paving at priority stations not already funded. I will make further announcements on future rounds of funding in due course. I am confident in the industry’s ability to deliver the programme.