The Anonymous Widower

High Speed Two Trains Will Have A Moveable Step At Every Passenger Door

This document on the Government web site is the Train Technical Specification for High Speed Two trains.

There is a Section 7.15.2, which is entitled Moveable Step, which is labelled Mandatory.

This is said.

The Unit shall have a Moveable Step at every Exterior Door, which shall be automatically
deployed (unless inhibited) when the door is released, and fully retracted whenever the
Unit is in motion.

The rationale is also given.

A Moveable Step is considered necessary to provide an improvement in the PTI compared
with existing rolling stock and to meet HS2 goals for accessibility.

About time too!

If Stadler can do it, so can everybody else.

The picture shows a Class 755 train.

I think this step-free feature applies to all High Speed Two trains.


August 23, 2021 - Posted by | Transport/Travel | , ,


  1. So the question is – is the moveable step a level access floor piece as per Stadler 755 and 777 or is it a step as per Pendolinos?

    Comment by chilterntrev | August 23, 2021 | Reply

    • I hope it’s the former! You can find it by searching the document!

      Comment by AnonW | August 23, 2021 | Reply

    • I knew I’d seen the principle before

      Comment by fammorris | August 23, 2021 | Reply

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