Railway Stations: Tatton

Department for Transport written question – answered on 14th June 2021.

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Photo of Esther McVey Esther McVey Conservative, Tatton

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department has taken to support National Rail to complete improvements to station platforms in Tatton constituency that are hazardous to passengers with impaired vision.

Photo of Esther McVey Esther McVey Conservative, Tatton

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the suitability of station platforms in (a) Tatton constituency and (b) England for passengers with impaired vision.

Photo of Esther McVey Esther McVey Conservative, Tatton

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with representatives of Network Rail on work to improve station platforms for passengers with impaired vision.

Photo of Esther McVey Esther McVey Conservative, Tatton

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has made an assessment of the need to bring forward the 2029 deadline for Network Rail to install tactile indicators across operational platforms.

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

We have continued to support the Access for All programme that upgrades railway stations, including Handforth station, for disabled passengers, and also for those with visual impairments.

I have asked Network Rail to develop a programme to aim to install platform edge tactile strips on every platform in Great Britain.

I will make a further announcement in due course.

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