Northern launches priority seating cards for passengers with disabilities

Posted: 7 December 2021 | | No comments yet

Northern’s new priority seating card will make travelling easier for people with visible and non-visible disabilities.

Northern launches priority seating cards for passengers with disabilities

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Produced by the company behind the Sunflower Lanyard – Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Scheme Limited – the new, free card for Northern is easily recognisable as a disability aid and is specially designed to give people with a range of conditions that make it difficult to stand the confidence to ask other passengers to give up a priority seat, and the opportunity for others to offer theirs.

“We are proud to be working with Hidden Disabilities to support those in our communities to use our trains and stations with confidence,” said Mark Powles, Commercial and Customer Director at Northern.

“A small act by fellow travellers offering up their seat has an immediate effect but also gives a confidence boost that has a lasting impact. 

“We want to make our trains – and our wider network – as accessible as possible, and this scheme is the next step in the journey to deliver a Northern that works for everyone and makes a positive difference.” 

Paul White, CEO at Hidden Disabilities commented: “We are delighted in partnering with Northern in providing the new Priority seating card and helping to make the rail network more accessible to all.”