Raising platform heights at Waddon and West Croydon railway stations

Meeting: 
Plenary on 2004-01-14
Session date: 
January 14, 2004
Reference: 
2004/0008
Question By: 
Andrew Pelling
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
Ken Livingstone

Question

What can the GLA family do to apply pressure to get the platform heights raised at Waddon and West Croydon rail stations so as to make it easier for the disabled or those with children in buggies to alight or join the trains there? .

Answer

Answer for Raising platform heights at Waddon and West Croydon railway stations

Answer for Raising platform heights at Waddon and West Croydon railway stations

Answered By: 
Ken Livingstone

Regrettably, there are still a number of stations, within the GLA area, that are "out of compliance", with platforms being too low for easy access and egress from trains. It is the responsibility of the rail industry (Health and Safety Executive, Network Rail and the Train Operating Companies) to undertake the necessary works to solve this issue, but to do so would require substantial investment and considerable inconvenience to train services and station users whilst the work was taking place. In the longer term, in line with Rail Vehicle Access Regulations, all rolling stock will be modernised, or built to upgraded specification, to permit easier access to all trains for the disabled passenger, and for those with buggies. Stations, and platforms, will be modernised as part of that initiative. .