Swanage Railway Accessibility
Swanage Railway Accessibility
Both the Swanage Railway Trust and the Swanage Railway Company are determined that the Swanage Railway should offer the best possible facilities for the mobility impaired, and the Swanage Railway has now ensured the return to service of our adapted carriage for mobility impaired visitors - our 'open access' carriage.
To download The Swanage Railway's illustrated 4-page Trains & Stations Access Statement document in .pdf format, please click here. The document provides comprehensive information on all our facilities.
Passengers are invited to contact the Passenger Services department in advance if they wish to check that the open access coach will be in service on the day they wish to travel or on a specific service.
Additionally, the Swanage Railway endeavours to make provision for all passengers on all its services.
All Swanage Railway station platforms offer step-free access, and Disabled access is available to most trains.
Wheel chairs are able to be carried in the Guard's Van on most services, and if the passenger has some mobility then they can sit in nearby passenger accommodation rather than travel in the Guard's Van.
A ramp is available to provide wheelchair access to trains, and our friendly platform staff and train crews will be happy to assist. Please note that our ramps have a safe weight limit of 230kg.
Donations to the Swanage Railway Trust to assist with the Mobility Project can be made via the SRT's fundraising webpage by following this link
The nearest disabled toilet to Swanage station is located on the seafront (400 metres away), but ordinary toilet facilities are available at Swanage, Corfe Castle and Norden stations, and on most trains.
There are no toilet facilities at Harman's Cross station. Disabled toilets and baby-changing facilities are only available at Norden.
Level access from the town centre.
There is a ramp available to provide wheelchair access to trains.
Swanage station toilets have no disabled toilet facilities, due to their age, but
Swanage Town Council provides the following facilities:
The Army built a disabled access ramp for Heston Halt in 2004, providing level access from the road, and bringing the station to the same access standard as our other stations. There are no toilet facilities at this station. There is a ramp is available to provide wheelchair access to trains.
Level access from the road. There are no toilet facilities at this station. There is a ramp is available to provide wheelchair access to trains.
Level access from the road. There are non-disabled toilet facilities at this station. There is a ramp is available to provide wheelchair access to trains.
Level access from the Park & Ride Car Park where there are disabled toilets and baby-changing facilities in the purpose-built Norden visitors' building. There is a ramp is available to provide wheelchair access to trains.