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|18 Jul 2019, 4:16 p.m.||Public Transport: Disability||Kevin Brennan|
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he will take to ensure that the Access for All accessibility programme includes improving access to public transport for autistic passengers and other people with invisible disabilities.
Answer (Ms Nusrat Ghani)
We recently added 73 stations to the £300m Access for All programme, which provides accessible routes at stations. Network Rail will engage with local disability groups to ensure that designs meet the needs of all passengers.
£20m of this funding is available for smaller scale access improvements and we will welcome nominations for projects that provide improvements for non-visible disabilities, such as autism.
Direct awards and future franchise replacements will also require train operators to deliver staff disability training which includes awareness of non-visible disabilities.