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Design standards for accessible railway stations (version 04)

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2015

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Abstract

Comprises standards and guidance on designing accessible railway stations and trains. Sections covered include: pre-travel information; substitute transport - pre-planned and emergency; car parking - location, dimensions, number of spaces, markings, monitoring, enforcement; set-down and pick-up points; locating and approaching the station; unobstructed progress; doors; lighting; floors; walls and transparent devices; furniture and free standing devices; signs - directional information, font, design, lighting, tactile, display screens, maps, detailed information; announcements - induction loops, emergency alarms; help points; ticket sales points - booking offices, information, customer service desks, ticket vending machines, ticket barriers: lifts - emergencies, platform lifts; ramps; steps and stairs - design, landings, areas beneath stairs, handrails; escalators and moving walkways; platforms; seating, waiting rooms and shelters; toilets - standard, wheelchair accessible, opening hours, doors, design, layout, WC pan and cistern, grabrails, washbasins, accessories and surface finishes, lighting, emergency, baby changing facilities; platform lifts for boarding trains; crossing the track - subways; connecting transport; and staff training.

Document History

Supersedes Accessible train station design for disabled people: a code of practice (version 03); and Adaptations to Accessible train and station design for disabled people: a code of practice (2010) (both DFT, 2011). Version 04: Valid from 20 March 2015. A joint publication by Department for Transport and Transport Scotland.

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

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