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Heavy Rail Fleet Accessibility Compliance: Time Limited Dispensations

Rail Minister Chris Heaton-Harris’ letter to owners and operators of non-compliant vehicles which will remain in service during 2020.

The Rail Minister has written to Paul Plummer, Chief Executive of the Rail Delivery Group, to make clear his dissatisfaction at the need for some operators to retain rail carriages which do not comply with modern rail accessibility standards for some months beyond 1 January 2020.

Train operators in receipt of time-limited dispensations must work to upgrade or replace these vehicles as soon as possible. Consideration of dispensation requests were carried out in consultation with DPTACORR and Transport Focus.

Published: 19th December 2019

Source: GOV UK

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