Access for All – improving accessibility at railway stations nationwide

The Access for All Programme provides an obstacle free, accessible route to and between platforms. 

Inclusive design for everyone

Accessible stations make it easier for people to visit friends, get to the shops or to work. Accessibility benefits everyone - people with health conditions or impairments, people with children, heavy luggage or shopping and some older people. It’s also good for the economy and means fewer car journeys, less congestion and carbon emissions.

Inclusive design places people at the heart of the design process of our spaces and places.

Examples of accessibility improvements include:

  • lifts that are automatic and give an audible tone when the doors open and close
  • staircases and platform edges that have tactile warning surfaces
  • new ramps and footbridges with lowered handrails
  • open entrances and new ticket gates
  • accessible waiting rooms and toilets.

Map of station accessibility improvements

Explore the work that we've completed, are in progress or are being planned.
Use the options in the title bar of the map to find out more, share or view a larger map to search by location.

Stations remain open throughout improvement work

Train services aren't affected by improvement works, so there's no disruption to your journey.

Funding and selecting stations

The improvements we manage and deliver are funded by the Department for Transport who also select the stations. In Scotland, ministers recommended stations to the Secretary of State for Transport. See Transport Scotland.

Occasionally local authority planning issues, heritage matters and other schemes can delay the start of works. While this is out of our control, we understand the frustration this can bring and work with our partners to resolve things as quickly as possible, keeping local communities, councillors and MPs up to date.

Hooton access for all footbridge