Category: Accessibility

Station Accessibility Info

I have been researching the accuracy of rail station disability accessibility information for several years. The difficulty with inaccuracy of such has been recognised by the Office of Rail and Road: (PDF) Inaccurate, incomplete or unclear information may result in assistance being booked for a journey that involves a station which proves to be inaccessible…

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Rail Replacement and School Buses Must Be Wheelchair Accessible

Nearly all rail replacement and school buses/vehicles must be accessible – confirmed. Rail replacement buses I’ve previously given my legal interpretation of the applicability of accessibility regulations to rail replacement buses; now, I have independent verification. In response to the Office of Rail and Road (ORR)’s consultation into Improving Assisted Travel, I reiterated my views and also…

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Won: two cases against London Underground regarding info on lift closures

Today we won two cases against London Underground, over their failure to effectively promulgate information about lift closures and alternative step-free routes for disabled people. Westminster In October 2016, I attempted to get from Westminster to Kings Cross but was thwarted as both the lift at the main entrance and the alternative lift at Canon…

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