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Accessible train and station design guide for disabled passengers: A code of practice

Publication Year

2008

Document Status

Red 
Old version of document

Abstract

Sets the European and National minimum standards to be followed by train and station operators to ensure facilities are accessible and to make travelling easier for people with disabilities. Sections covered include: staff training, information and pre-travel information, station location, car parking, set-down and pick-up points, unobstructed progress, doors, lighting, floors, furniture, walls and transparent obstacles, signs, announcements, help points, ticket sales points, seating, toilets, crossing the track including subways, lifts, ramps, steps and stairs, platform lifts for boarding trains, escalators, platforms, waiting rooms and shelters, substitute transport, connecting transport.

Document History

Replaces: Train and station services for disabled passengers: A code of practice (Strategic Rail Authority, 2002) which was widely referred to as the Blue Book. Version 01: Valid from 01 July 2008. Superseded by Version 02, dated September 2010.

Publisher Information

Department for Transport

The Department for Transport is a UK Government department that provides leadership across the transport sector to achieve its objectives, working with regional, local and private sector partners to deliver many of the services. These activities were formerly carried out by the Department for Transport, Local Government and the Regions.

Great Minster House
76 Marsham Street
London
SW1P 4DR
UK

Website: www.dft.gov.uk/
Tel: 020 7944 8300

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