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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-23050: Jamie Greene (West Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 8 May 2019

To ask the Scottish Government which rails stations it plans to make fully accessible for disabled people in the next year.

Answered by: Michael Matheson 16 May 2019

Rail Accessibility is a UK Government reserved matter and therefore responsibility for making stations accessible rests with them.

We plan to make nine stations step-free in Control Period 6 (CP6), 2019 to 2024, as follows:

  • Six stations will be funded by the Department for Transport’s Access for All Programme:- Anniesland, Croy, Dumfries, Johnstone, Port Glasgow and Uddingston.
  • Three stations will be funded by the Scottish Government:- Aviemore, Nairn and Pitlochry.

This Scottish Government is also considering proposals for funding further stations.