Railway Stations: Access

Department for Transport written question – answered on 11th July 2019.

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Photo of Priti Patel Priti Patel Conservative, Witham

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will publish the (a) list of stations nominated for the latest round of Access for all funding and (b) final weighted score of all stations in consecutive order after being assessed against the criteria (i) nationally, (ii) regionally and (iii) by franchise in the Library.

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

Mark’s Tey Station, in the Witham constituency, was one of 320 nominations received for the latest round of Access for All funding. It was not selected as there were other stations nominated in the region which had either third party match funding or higher footfall. A list of all 320 nominations will be placed in the Library of the House.

Stations were not given a weighted score but were assessed against a range of criteria including annual footfall, the incidence of disability in the area, the availability of third party funding for the project, and the priorities of the rail industry itself. We also took into account local factors such as proximity to a hospital. Stations were also chosen to ensure a fair geographical spread of projects across the country.

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