Consultation outcome

RVAR exemption: London Underground Limited — Waterloo and City Line

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Waterloo and City line exemption

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Waterloo and City line explanatory note

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Detail of outcome

An administrative order was granted to London Underground Limited. This is subject to conditions and is time limited. It comes in to force on 1 January 2020.

Original consultation

Summary

Rail accessibility exemption application by London Underground Limited for its Waterloo and City Line trains.

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Consultation description

The Rail Vehicle Accessibility (Non-Interoperable Rail System) Regulations 2010 set standards for the accessibility features of a rail vehicle operated on particular types of rail systems. The Secretary of State for Transport has powers under section 183 of the Equality Act 2010 to allow operators of regulated rail vehicles to continue to operate a vehicle if it does not fully comply with the standards set in the schedules to these regulations.

We are seeking feedback on an application by London Underground Limited for an exemption to certain requirements of the regulations relating to the date from which the regulations apply.

This exemption would apply to existing trains on the line until December 2024 by which time the trains must have been upgraded to a level of targeted compliance. After this time the following exemptions would come into effect for the remaining life of the vehicles:

  • the length of the interior handrail
  • the clearance around the interior handrail
  • the audible announcements
  • the dimensions of the priority seat
  • the location of the interior handrail

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Published 3 October 2019
Last updated 27 December 2019 + show all updates
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