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DfT and TfL publish report setting out options for step free Crossrail
The joint sponsors of Crossrail, the Department for Transport (DfT) and Transport for London (TfL), have reaffirmed their aim of making the entire route accessible and published options to make the remaining seven stations step free.The route will serve 40 stations from Reading and Maidenhead in...
Wide-aisle gates at 180 Tube stations means more independent and quicker journeys
In order to help wheelchair and guide dog users, parents with buggies and passengers with luggage a further batch of wide aisle gates have been installed making a total of 348 gates at London Underground stations.Now 180 London Tube stations - two thirds of the entire London Underground network-...
ATOC launches new tool for older and disabled passengers
A new website to help older and disabled passengers get the most out of improvements made to rail services is being launched today by ATOC.The Rail Travel Made Easy site will help passengers to plan their journeys and make the most of the new Passenger Assist service, which lets people book...
New Rule Strengthens Protections for Americans with Disabilities at Rail Stations
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today announced that individuals with disabilities will have greater access to intercity, commuter and high-speed train travel as a result of a new rule requiring new station platform construction or significant renovation to enable those with disabilities...
Northwich rail passengers go up in the world
  Passengers using Northwich rail station on the Manchester to Chester line are going up in the world – if only by a few inches.That’s all it has taken to make life a whole lot easier to get on and off trains now that Network Rail has installed a ‘Harrington Hump’ on each...
Transport for London publish draft accessibility action plan for comments
Londoners are being asked what they think about plans to make public transport in the Capital more accessible in the future at stakeholder meetings to be held over the next few months."Our aim is to provide passengers with more confidence to travel through better information and physical...
Passengers benefit from £150m investment in train stations
A multi-million pound project that has seen major improvements made to train stations across England and Wales is being celebrated this week.Minister of State for Transport the Rt Hon Theresa Villiers MP will be guest of honour at an event at Warrington Central, the 150th station to benefit from...
New entrance and nine new lifts at Clapham Junction
Tens of thousands of passengers who use Clapham Junction every day will benefit from better access, less congestion and improved facilities following the official opening of the new entrance and nine new lifts at the station.The entrance, which has been out of use for over half a century, has...
Access for all to Clapham Junction
  Passengers today got the first glimpse of how Clapham Junction's Brighton Yard entrance will look following a multi-million pound makeover which will improve accessibility and reduce congestion at the station. Network Rail published a new artist’s impression of the eye-catching...
Warm welcome for tennis fans as 60th Tube station goes step-free
Spectators heading to the Wimbledon finals this weekend will find it even easier to get to the headquarters of British tennis.The Mayor is determined to make the Capital more accessible and the upgrade of Wimbledon's closest Tube station meant it was step-free in time for the...

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