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Requirements for clarity in public announcements at stations are set out in the Accessible Train Station Design for Disabled People Code of Practice and in guidance on writing a disabled persons' protection policy for rail operator franchises, both published by the Department for Transport.
Statutory Instrument 1990 No. 660, the Merchant Shipping (Emergency Information for Passengers) Regulations 1990, sets out a requirement for public address systems for all ships certified to carry more than 20 passengers.
In addition, there are requirements under the Persons for Reduced Mobility Technical Specifications (PRM TSI) for Interoperability for trains, but these are not published in guidance by the Department for Transport.