Industry good practice in applying requirements for Persons of Reduced Mobility (PRM) has been captured in a new guidance note - GEGN8615 Iss 1 - Application of the PRM NTSN.
Requirements are set out in the National Technical Specification Notice (NTSN) for PRM, which replaced and reproduced substantially the provisions of Commission Regulation (EU) 1300/2014 (the PRM TSI). The NTSN replaced the TSI for GB rail once EU regulations ceased to have direct force following Brexit.
The NTSN sets out the technical information on the features that are required to make it easier for persons with reduced mobility to use trains, such as handholds, passenger information displays, priority seats and provision for wheelchairs. It also sets accessibility standards for new stations or for stations where major work takes place.
Experience has suggested that industry would benefit from clearer guidance to support meeting these requirements. Good practice has now been compiled and published in GEGN8615 Iss 1 - Application of the PRM NTSN.