The Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC) has produced a map of the mainland National Rail network in the UK that provides at-a-glance information about the accessibility of many stations.
- Web-based tool to plan access to railway stations
- ATOC - Association of Train Operating Companies
- Country of Implementation
- United Kingdom
- Western Europe
- First published
“Stations Made Easy gives passengers with disabilities important information to assess if they can use a particular station. It eases their rail experience.” David SINDALL
Stations Made Easy allows passengers to evaluate accessibility before they start their journey. ATOC have produced detailed plans, in the form of interactive station maps, for every station on the rail network in Great Britain. The maps provide detailed information about accessibility at every station. Stations Made Easy also allows passengers to identify routes through stations which best meet their needs. This includes delivering a step-by-step plan to passengers showing them what they will encounter using a particular pathway through a station.
For persons with disabilities, travelling by railway can be challenging due to many unknown barriers. Not knowing what the railway station of origin or destination looks like or where the elevator is located makes journey planning difficult and discourages people from making journeys.
Solution, Innovation and Impact
Web-based tool to plan access to railway stations