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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-01053: Neil Bibby (West Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 28 June 2016

To ask the Scottish Government how the introduction by ScotRail of class 385 trains configured for driver-only operation will impact on disabled people and whether these services will be compliant with the operator's obligation to make all reasonable endeavours to assist disabled people.

Answered by: Humza Yousaf 26 July 2016

All UK train operators are obliged, when introducing new rolling stock, to ensure it is compliant with the technical specification for interoperability for persons with reduced mobility (PRM-TSI) regulations. ScotRail will therefore require Hitachi to deliver the new fleet that meets those standards as part of the acceptance process with the Office of Rail and Road.