Consultation outcome

RVAR exemption: Northern Line 95TS

This consultation has concluded

Detail of outcome

An administrative order was granted to London Underground Limited (LUL). This came in to force on 31 July 2018.

Detail of feedback received

We received no responses to the public consultation.

Original consultation


Seeks views on a Rail Vehicle Accessibility Regulations exemption application for Northern Line 95TS rail vehicles.

This consultation ran from

Consultation description

The Department for Transport is seeking feedback on an application from London Underground Limited for an exemption from a standard set out in the Rail Vehicle Accessibility Regulations (RVAR) 2010. The exemption concerns trains operated on the Northern Line and relates to the provision of a single handrail at single leaf passenger doors.

Background to RVAR exemption applications

Applications for exemption from the standards mandated by the RVAR received by the Department for Transport are subject to stakeholder and public consultation. Rail vehicles (trains) which must comply with these standards include light rail, metros and trams. RVAR is directly applicable to all new vehicles built after 1 January 1999. Vehicles built before 1999 have until 1 January 2020 to comply.


Rail vehicle accessibility exemption application: Northern Line

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Published 29 June 2017
Last updated 23 August 2018 + show all updates
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