Project: Application of Existing Accessibility Regulations to Light Rail and Heritage Rolling Stock

Reference: UG331C

Last update: 20/10/2003 10:18:57


The aim of this project is to provide engineering assessment and costing information on the current level of accessibility of light and heritage railway vehicles against the Rail Vehicles Accessibility Regulations (RVAR).


This project will increase understanding of the nature of existing rolling stock by covering light rail, metro systems and heritage railways. It extends the scope of UG331B which was largely limited to heavy rail.


Interfleet Technology
Interfleet House, Pride Parkway, Derby, DE24 8HX
+44 (0)1332 223000

Contract details

Cost to the Department: £60,350.00

Actual start date: 11 February 2002

Actual completion date: 14 May 2002

Summary of results

  1. A database was created recording light and heritage railway vehicles against level of compliance with the Railway Vehicles Accessibilty Regulations (RVAR).

Departmental Assessment Status: Project completed prior to the implementation of the Departmental publications scheme.