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TSSA says "Greedy train companies cancel free assistance to the disabled"
Rail Union, TSSA, claim that most private train companies have banned their booking office staff providing free assistance to disabled people who need help planning their journey, the TSSA union revealed today.Disabled people can no longer get direct help at stations but have been told to ring...
New booking system for disabled passengers is "quicker, easier and simpler"
In response to TSSA claims about the new booking system for disabled passengers, a spokesperson from the Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC) said:"ATOC has recently introduced a significantly improved Passenger Assistance service for passengers with disabilities. Train companies...
Mayor hails successful bid to make more London Overground stations step free
Passengers with restricted mobility, parents with buggies, the elderly and travellers with heavy luggage are all set to benefit from easier access to London Overground stations thanks to funding to make the stations step free."We have fought tremendously hard for this funding and I am delighted...
Network Rail build new bridge wih no disabled access
Denmark Hill station step-free route works begin next week
Major improvement works to create a step-free route between the entrance and all four platforms at Denmark Hill station starts next week. The project includes the installation of a new footbridge and three new lifts, which include CCTV and telephone links, to make it easier for everyone to use...
Woman sent 20 miles to cross train track
10 Feb 2011  from BBC at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-12426190 Woman sent 20 miles to cross Doncaster train trackA disabled nurse is angry that she has to make a 20-mile round trip to get to the other side of a railway track.Karen Redmile uses Doncaster's Thorne...
More than half of Wlaes railway stations not accessible to disabled people
 Railway's access issues10.35AM   Wed Oct 27 2010More than half of Wales' railway stations aren't fully accessible to disabled people according to a Welsh Assembly committee report.It found a number of unreliable lifts and understaffing at some stations.Arriva Trains...
Farnborough station to improve wheelchair access
 Farnborough station to improve wheelchair accessBy Jack Sommers   from    Get Hampshire.co.uk http://www.gethampshire.co.uk/news/s/2080041_farnborough_station_to_improve_wheelchair_accessOctober 11, 2010 A FOOTBRIDGE that will give disabled people access...
Farnborough station to improve wheelchair access
 Farnborough station to improve wheelchair accessBy Jack Sommers   from    Get Hampshire.co.uk http://www.gethampshire.co.uk/news/s/2080041_farnborough_station_to_improve_wheelchair_accessOctober 11, 2010 A FOOTBRIDGE that will give disabled people access...
TOC wins award
 Regional train Operator Southern has won the 'Passengers Matter' award at the Association of Community Rail Partnership Community Rail awards.Southern won the award for its Priority Seat Card - which gives passengers with hidden disabilities or with a greater need to sit down the...

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