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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-15118: Colin Smyth (South Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 7 March 2018

To ask the Scottish Government how many rail stations in Scotland are due to be upgraded to make them wheelchair accessible.

Answered by: Humza Yousaf 15 March 2018

Equality legislation is reserved to the UK Government and as such funding to make stations accessible is with the UK Government.

However, the Scottish Government continues to support substantial accessibility improvements to railway stations. I can tell you that currently there are eight (8) stations due to be upgraded, five (5) of which are funded by this government and two (2) being funded by the Access for All UK Programme.

There is additional funding in CP6 to continue with Access for All UK Programme and Transport Scotland is working with the Department for Transport to agree scope and priority for more stations.