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Railway Stations: Disabled

Volume 495: debated on Tuesday 30 June 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what recent estimate he has made of the number of mainline railway stations in London that do not have full step-free access. (283012)

Studies carried out for the Strategic Rail Authority in 2005 showed that 254 railway stations in London did not provide full step free access. More detailed information about station facilities is held by the Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC) and is available from the National Rail Enquiries Service at

http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/stations/search.html

A programme of access audits is currently under way to update this information.