Railway Stations: Disability

Department for Transport written question – answered on 9th January 2017.

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Photo of Grant Shapps Grant Shapps Conservative, Welwyn Hatfield

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make representations to Network Rail to ensure that it adds disabled access routes into (a) Brookmans Park railway station and (b) other suburban railway stations with limited access.

Photo of Paul Maynard Paul Maynard Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

We remain committed to improving station accessibility and have continued with the Access for All programme, launched in 2006. All of the available Access for All funding is allocated until at least 2019. Should further funding become available in the future we will commission new nominations for projects.

In addition, whenever infrastructure work is carried out at a station by the industry, it must comply with the relevant EU and UK standards. These can be found at www.gov.uk/government/publications/accessible-railway-stations-design-standards. My Rt Hon Friend may therefore wish to contact Network Rail to see if any work is planned at Brookmans Park that might trigger these requirements.

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