Railway Stations: Disability

(asked on 28th August 2020) - View Source

Question to the Department for Transport:

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with Network Rail on improving step-free access at railway stations.


Answered by
Chris Heaton-Harris Portrait
Chris Heaton-Harris
Minister of State (Department for Transport)
This question was answered on 8th September 2020

The Department for Transport regularly engages with Network Rail on improving accessibility at stations. This includes frequent formal and ad hoc meetings as part of the governance of the Access for All programme and advising Network Rail on their legal obligation to meet accessibility standards whenever they install, replace or renew station infrastructure.

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