Railway Stations: Access

Department for Transport written question – answered on 1st February 2021.

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Photo of Jim McMahon Jim McMahon Shadow Secretary of State for Transport

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many and what proportion of UK railway stations have steps but no lift access.

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

We estimate that around fifth of our 2,500 stations have step free access that meets current accessibility standards. The Rail Delivery Group remain responsible for ensuring the accessibility data on the National Rail Enquiries website remains accurate and up to date. More than 75% of journeys are through step free stations compared with less than 50% in 2005. Train Operators must have policies in place to help those who need an accessible station get to their nearest one.

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