Labour and Co-operative Member of
Parliament for Kemptown and Peacehaven

Parliamentary question: Railways: Disability

Lloyd Russell-Moyle MP to Nusrat Ghani, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport) on 8 May 2019
Lloyd Russell-Moyle MP
"To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he has taken to ensure that disabled people are able to access rail travel (a) in the absence of second safety critical member of staff and (b) at unstaffed stations."
Nusrat Ghani, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)
"The Inclusive Transport Strategy, which was published in July 2018, sets out the action the Department is taking to improve access to transport for disabled people, including to the rail network. This includes working with industry partners to improve the Passenger Assist scheme through which disabled passengers can book the assistance they need, and the provision of information about accessibility to enable better journey planning.

All operators are required as a licence condition to have a Disabled People’s Protection Policy in place, which sets out how disabled people can seek assistance on board and at stations."

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