Guidance

Accessible railway stations: design standards

Standards and guidance on designing accessible railway stations and trains.

Applies to England, Scotland and Wales

Documents

Design standards for accessible railway stations: a code of practice by the Department for Transport and Transport Scotland

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This Code provides standards for train operators and anybody else carrying out rail infrastructure improvements to design more accessible trains and stations. It has been published to ensure that any infrastructure work at stations makes railway travel easier for disabled passengers.

It should be read with the Railways (Interoperability) Regulations 2011 and the Persons with Reduced Mobility National Technical Specification Notice (PRM NTSN) published by the Secretary of State.

The NTSN addresses the accessibility of the rail system in Great Britain for persons with disabilities and persons with reduced mobility.

The amendments made to the Railways (Interoperability) Regulations 2011 and the publication of the PRM NTSN does not change the requirements to comply with the Code.

Published 23 March 2015
Last updated 31 December 2020 + show all updates
  1. Updated to reflect that the Code should be read in conjunction with the Railways (Interoperability) Regulations 2011 and the Persons with Reduced Mobility National Technical Specification Notice (PRM NTSN).

  2. First published.