A rolling programme of platform improvements to bring all platforms up to the UK standard (915mm height, 730mm offset)
A procurement standard for all new trains to be low-floor, with retractable steps, to match the platform height
Level boarding reduces the chance of trips and falls, the biggest safety and fatality risk on our railways today
Wheelchair users can use the trains like everyone else without assistance. No more failed assistance requests or delays
Everyone, including older people, people with reduced mobility, and passengers with luggage, bikes, and pushchairs, benefits from level access to the trains
Using existing standards for platform heights means that all existing UK rail traffic, including freight, can continue to use the network while new trains are rolled out
Most trains have floors at least 180mm higher than the standard platform, requiring manual boarding ramps. Coupled with non-standard platforms, ramped access can sometimes be dangerously steep
The campaign for level boarding is an independent campaign group of disabled rail users, railway engineers, and interested parties aiming to achieve level boarding across the UK network by 2040.