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.