The Government wants to ensure step free access for as many passengers as possible. We are committed to bringing forward vital sector-wide reforms, including to deliver improved accessibility, and commissioned Keith Williams to carry out the first root and branch review of the rail industry in a generation.
The Review was in its final stages at the outbreak of COVID-19. The Government views the purpose of the reforms as important as ever, but further work needs to be done now to reflect the impact of COVID-19 on the sector and we continue to examine a range of options to reform the railways.
We will publish a White Paper with details on our plans for rail reform in due course.