New accessible facility opens at Edinburgh Waverley Station

Network Rail

NETWORK Rail has installed a fully accessible changing places toilet at Edinburgh Waverley Station.

The new facility, located in the travel hall, opens as part of a drive to make rail travel more accessible for everyone.

It features a height-adjustable adult-sized changing bench, a ceiling mounted hoist, a non-slip floor, a height adjustable washbasin, and an emergency alarm.

Patrick Henry, Network Rail’s station manager at Edinburgh Waverley, said, “We are delighted with the addition of a changing place facility at Edinburgh Waverley in an effort to ensure our facilities are as accessible as possible, for all our passengers.

“It is vital that our rail network is accessible and inclusive for everyone. The refurbishment of our main toilet facilities will also create a more pleasant and comfortable experience for all our passengers and station users.”

Jenny Miller, CEO of PAMIS (Promoting A More Inclusive Society), added, “PAMIS are delighted that this key rail station within Scotland has now opened a changing places toilet.

“This will not only broaden opportunities for travel across Scotland for people who require this facility but also opens up inclusive tourism in Edinburgh, which has in the past fallen short in the provision for people who cannot use an accessible toilet.

“It is fantastic to see Network Rail taking forward inclusion and access across major stations and we look forward to working with them on other key rail locations to enable full access to our beautiful country for everyone.”