Railways: Disability

Department for Transport written question – answered on 6th October 2020.

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Photo of Tan Dhesi Tan Dhesi Shadow Minister (Transport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent steps he has taken to ensure the needs of disabled train passengers are met, whilst ensuring (a) their safety and (b) that current covid-19 guidance is adhered to.

Photo of Chris Heaton-Harris Chris Heaton-Harris Minister of State (Department for Transport)

The Department is committed to ensuring that measures are in place for supporting disabled passengers on the national rail network during and after the pandemic. All train and station operators are still required to adhere to their Accessible Travel Policy obligations. The Rail Delivery Group has updated its guidance for train and station operators, so rail workers can remain safe without building barriers to travel for disabled passengers. The Office of Rail and Road will continue to monitor train and station operator’s compliance with their Accessible Travel Policy obligations.

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