Research and analysis

Heavy rail fleet accessibility compliance: Angel Trains Class 156

Clause-by-clause assessment of Angel Trains' Class 156 units' compliance with accessibility standards.

Documents

Angel Class 156 compliance assessment, following refurbishment

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Angel Class 156 compliance following refurbishment Abellio Scotrail fleet

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Angel Class 156 dispensation: Abellio ScotRail - 25 June 2020

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Angel Class 156 dispensation: Northern Trains Limited - 25 June 2020

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Details

All passenger rail vehicles must be accessible by 1 January 2020. The Department for Transport has identified heavy rail fleets which need to be made more accessible to allow the use of the units beyond the legal deadline.

Details of the level of accessibility expected on this fleet by 2020. This follows assessment of a unit, and consultation with the Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee (DPTAC). It may also include any dispensations that have been granted in relation to this fleet.

Published 10 March 2015
Last updated 21 July 2020 + show all updates
  1. Replaced Angel Class 156 dispensations for Abellio ScotRail (31 August 2018) and Northern Trains Limited (4 March 2015) with new 25 June 2020 versions.

  2. Added Angel 156 2020 dispensation letter targeted compliance.

  3. East Midlands Railway Class 156 accessibility deadline dispensation letter published.

  4. Dispensation letter, dated 31 August 2018, granting exemptions to various Abellio Scotrail Class 156 vehicles, post refurbishment information added.

  5. First published.