Dear Network Rail Limited,

Knowledgebase has a field for "step free access coverage". Stations are variously listed as having "full", "partial" or "no" step-free access.

Please provide me with the definitions and criteria for these descriptors.

For example, what does "step free" mean? Does it mean that there are literally no steps, such that a station can still be wheelchair inaccessible e.g. through narrow passageways or over-steep slopes? Or are these other factors (though not about steps) included when considering how to categorise stations in this respect?

Also: what does "full", "partial" or "none" mean? Does "full" mean fully compliant with Part M and the PRM-TSI, or does it mean there are no steps? I know of a station where level access is available to all parts of the station but the TOC has marked it as "partially" step free because it's a very long way round from platform to platform (or a barrow crossing), yet another TOC has marked another station with similar access as "none".

Please provide the "official" definitions of what this field and the options in it actually mean.

Thank you

Yours faithfully,

Doug Paulley

FOI, Network Rail Limited

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