Consultation outcome

RVAR exemption: S7 and S8 stock audio visual announcements

This consultation has concluded

Detail of outcome

Administrative orders were granted to London Underground Limited (LUL). These 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 S7 and S8 stock audio visual announcements.

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Consultation description

The Department for Transport is seeking feedback on an application from London Underground Limited for exemption from the Rail Vehicle Accessibility Regulations (RVAR) 2010. The exemption concerns audio visual announcements on S7 and S8 rail vehicles.

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: S7 and S8 stock

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