Step-free access on all platforms is a priority for Britain’s railways, says Paul Tattam. Plus letters from Andrea Ives and David Simpson
Timothy Garton Ash writes that it “should be a pleasure to take the train” (Why we need a new golden age of European rail, 27 October). Given that more than two years have passed since parliament declared an environment and climate emergency, one might imagine that the Department for Transport would prioritise initiatives which would let everyone access a platform.
Hundreds of our stations still lack any step-free access, and the DfT’s current policy of allocating funds over five-year periods means that progress towards full accessibility of the railways remains pitifully slow.