Access Statement for the Swanage Railway for Disabled Passengers.

1. Introduction

The Swanage Railway welcomes disabled people on its Heritage steam and diesel services that operate from April to October and during the Christmas period. However due to the nature of the types of services operated on the Heritage Railway some mobility scooters cannot be carried.

All Swanage Railway station platforms offer step-free access and Disabled access is available to most trains.

We regret that our dining train is not wheelchair accessible.

2. The Trains

Wheelchairs 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. Our trains have corridor connections between the coaches.

A ramp is available at all stations 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 300kg.

The maximum dimentions of any wheelchair or electronic scooter is:

Length: 1200mm (3ft 11in approx.)

Width: 700mm (2ft 3in approx.)

Maximum combined weight of user and scooter: 300kg (47st 3lb approx.)

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3. Fares

Registared carers travel free of charge on standard service trains

Updated: March 2023

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