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Accessible transport: legal obligations

Inquiry

A variety of legal obligations to ensure accessibility apply to transport operators and local licensing authorities across different modes of transport, and the Transport Committee is conducting an inquiry into these legal obligations and whether they are being met.

Read the call for evidence for more details about the inquiry.

UPDATE 13 JULY 2023:

On 5 July 2023 train operating companies launched consultations on proposed changes to ticket offices across the rail network.

The Transport Committee has re-opened its call for evidence on accessible transport and now invites further written evidence specifically about how these proposals could affect disabled people and travellers with access needs, and what train operators and the Government need to do to ensure that any new arrangements do not reduce access to rail travel.

Read the call for evidence on rail ticket offices.

This inquiry is no longer accepting evidence

The deadline for submissions was Wednesday 16 August 2023.

Reports, special reports and government responses

No reports or special reports published.

Oral evidence transcripts

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13 December 2023
Inquiry Accessible transport: legal obligations
Witnesses Anthony Browne (Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at Department for Transport), Guy Opperman (Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at Department for Transport), Huw Merriman (Minister for Rail at Department for Transport), and Department for Transport
Oral Evidence
13 December 2023
Inquiry Accessible transport: legal obligations
Witnesses Equality and Human Rights Commission
Oral Evidence
22 November 2023
Inquiry Accessible transport: legal obligations
Witnesses Confederation of Passenger Transport, Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency, and Local Government Association
Oral Evidence
Office of Rail and Road (ATL0131)
Civil Aviation Authority (ATL0132)
London Councils (ATL0129)

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