Government Announces £20 Million Fund to Improve Disabled Access at Railway Stations

The Government has announced that £20 million will be set aside to improve disabled access at railway stations across Great Britain. Improvements are expected at 120 railway stations and will include new lifts, accessible toilets and customer information screens.

Grant Shapps, the Secretary of State for Transport, said in a statement:

“The ability to travel easily from A to B is an essential factor for our day to day lives – but is not the reality for everyone. I recognise that we have much more to do, which is why we’re making 124 train stations across the country more accessible – a key part of levelling-up access for disabled people to transport and opening up opportunities for all.

This is just the start of a much more ambitious agenda. My goal is to go much further in the years ahead to help ensure that our country’s transport system becomes one of the most accessible in the world.”