HC Deb 25 February 2002 vol 380 cc800-1W
Dr. Cable

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what responsibility(a) train operating companies and (b) Railtrack have for railway stations to be compliant with the Disability Discrimination Act 1995. [36717]

Mr. Jamieson

Most railway stations are operated on a day to day basis by train operating companies who lease the stations from Railtrack. The largest stations are operated directly by Railtrack. In respect of the DDA the operator of the station is regarded as the service provider and they are responsible for ensuring compliance. Where Railtrack's role is solely that of landlord they are required not unreasonably to withhold consent to any proposed changes to meet DDA requirements.

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