Scottish Ministers, through Transport Scotland, work in close partnership with the Department for Transport (DfT) to identify Scottish stations that should be given priority for improving access for disabled people.
In 2006, the DfT published the Railways for All Strategy outlining the UK government's intention to improve access to the rail network for disabled people across Britain.
A key part of this strategy is the ring fencing of £41 million Access for All Fund and the £6 million Access for All Small Schemes fund which provided ScotRail and other partners with further investment to make smaller access improvements at a range of stations across Scotland.
In 2013 six more Scottish Stations secured funding from further Access for All investment. In the main, Access for All has become the vehicle by which station accessibility can be achieved for stations that meet the set criteria.
Some station access improvements are being delivered as part of outputs of other projects such as Electrification, Enhancements and Major Stations Upgrades supported by the Scottish Ministers. All new build stations such as those serving the Borders Railway were built to modern railway standards and are accessible and this will be the same for any planned future stations.
Transport Scotland and DfT published the updated Design Standards for Accessible Railway Station A joint Code of Practice by the Department for Transport and Transport Scotland, which details the requirements for providing accessible rail services to disabled passengers.
Get in touch
If you want to know more about our work on access please contact:
Transport Scotland, 7th Floor, Buchanan House
58 Port Dundas Road
Glasgow G4 0HF
Tel: 0141 272 7290
Please note that BSL users can contact me or Transport Scotland using contactSCOTLAND-BSL, the online British Sign Language interpreting.