Railway Stations: Disability

Department for Transport written question – answered on 6th November 2018.

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Photo of Jim Cunningham Jim Cunningham Labour, Coventry South

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what proportion of railway stations have step-free access.

Photo of Nusrat Ghani Nusrat Ghani Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport), Assistant Whip (HM Treasury)

Around 20% of stations in the UK have step free access to and between every platform, which accounts for approximately 75% of journeys.

This compares with only 50% of journeys in 2005.

We remain committed to continuing to invest in the accessibility of the railway and have made an additional £300m available for our Access for All programme during the next five year Control Period (2019-24).

Information on the facilities available at railway stations is collected and held by the Rail Delivery Group, rather than the Department.

Accessibility information about individual stations is published on the National Rail Enquiries website.

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