Railway Stations: Disability

Department for Transport written question – answered on 27th April 2016.

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Photo of Matthew Offord Matthew Offord Conservative, Hendon

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress is being made to increase the number of train stations with step-free access.

Photo of Claire Perry Claire Perry Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

Under the £390m Access for All Programme, launched in 2005, 150 stations across Great Britain received an accessible route into the station and to and between each platform. A further £160m to extend the programme and deliver step-free access at an additional 68 stations. In addition, whenever infrastructure works are carried out at stations, they must comply with the relevant UK and EU accessibility standards. Each rail franchise also has a Minor Works budget of typically around £250,000 that can be used for small improvements to accessibility.

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