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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...
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...
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...
Train companies respond to study into the passenger reservation system or disabled travellers
In response to the Passenger Focus report into the Assisted Passenger Reservation System, a spokesperson for the Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC), said:‘’Where there have been cases of disabled passengers failing to receive the level of service they expect and deserve, clearly...
Disability spokesman slams Boris's policies
 Disability spokesman slams Boris's policiesFriday, 14 May 2010http://www.southlondon-today.co.uk/tn/News.cfm?id=17313&headline=DisabilityNo Access: Patrick Horan at Rotherhithe stationWalter HemmensLONDON Mayor Boris Johnson is to blame for a failure to upgrade wheelchair access at...
Access plans for disabled rail users in Wales
Plans to help access for disabled rail users in Wales Wheelchair users often...
New card for people with hidden disabilities to make travel easier
Transport for London is calling for volunteers with hidden disabilities such as autism, learning difficulties or people who are hard of hearing to trial a new Travel Support Card.The card can be used to help them use public transport in the Capital.The credit card sized Travel Support card is...
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