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Accessibility at the station

Find out what help you can get at Thameslink stations if you’re disabled or need assistance travelling on our trains.

How we can help

We want everybody to get the most out of travelling by train.

If you need a hand getting around, we can help you with:

  • moving around the station
  • climbing up and down any stairs
  • getting on and off the train
  • carrying your luggage
  • changing onto another train
  • getting a bus or taxi from the station

It’s a good idea to book assistance in advance whenever you can. That way we can make sure someone is there to help you when you travel.

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Accessibility at the station

We want to make sure accessibility at the station is as simple and easy as possible for our passegners. Many of our stations have:

  • step-free access
  • platform-to-train ramps
  • customer service staff 
  • car parking spaces for blue badge holders
  • help points
  • induction loops
  • accessible toilets
  • station wheelchairs

Station wheelchairs are there to help passengers get to the train, but can’t be used on the train for your journey.

Ramps are available at all of our stations with step-free access. If your station doesn’t have step-free access, we can book a taxi to your nearest accessible station, at no extra cost.

We're here to offer assistance in our stations to anyone that needs it. If you want more details about your location station's accessibility features, check our station information:

Check our station information

What do I do when I get to the station?

Someone will be there to meet you if you’ve booked assistance in advance. If you haven’t had the chance to book, let our staff know what you need, and they’ll do their best to help you. There may be a delay if you haven’t booked help beforehand, so try to allow extra time for your journey. If nobody is around, contact us using the help point or give Customer Services a call.

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We’d love to hear from you after you’ve travelled to see how it went.

Tell us how we can improve.