Railway Stations: Access

Department for Transport written question – answered on 31st October 2019.

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Photo of Thelma Walker Thelma Walker Labour, Colne Valley

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what criteria his Department uses to assess which train stations are eligible for disabled access upgrade.

Photo of Nusrat Ghani Nusrat Ghani Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport), Government Whip

The Access for All programme provides accessibility improvements over and above those required by the industry. Stations are selected for this funding against a range of criteria including annual footfall, the incidence of disability in the area, and the availability of third party funding for the project. We also take into account local factors such as proximity to a hospital. Stations are also chosen to ensure a fair geographical spread of projects across the country.

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