£300 million fund for disabled rail station access
Commenting on the £300m government investment to improve access to train stations for disabled passengers, Anthony Smith, chief executive of Transport Focus, said:
“This latest funding is another big step in the right direction and passengers can welcome the news that more of the rail network will be open to them.
“While many disabled travellers report receiving a good service, there is still a long way to go until people with disabilities have full access to the rail network.
“The rail industry and their staff must now get behind all the changes required to deliver the more accessible network of stations promised. Passengers with disabilities must not continue to experience a mixed response to their requests for help. Operators must ensure that all booked help arrives, and that the correct help is provided.”