An estimated 300 lifts and escalators are expected to be required across the four new HS2 stations in order to ensure an accessible travel experience.
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The open letter from the UK Rail Minister to the Rail Delivery Group (RDG) addresses recent incidents at UK rail stations where individual passengers were apparently refused accessibility assistance.
Disabled passengers across Great Britain are set to benefit from accessibility improvements at 124 stations thanks to a £20 million government fund announced by the UK's Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps.
The 'it's everyone's journey' campaign will work to raise awareness for passengers with disabilities and encourage better accessibility on public transport.
The removal of its track crossing and installation of a new access ramp and staircase will improve safety and access for passengers using Littleport station.
Lack of accessibility causes poor experiences of train travel across the UK; with inadequate station infrastructure, difficulty finding a seat or the toilet, and lack of public understanding all cited as common problems.
The rail industry is invited to nominate stations across Britain that would benefit from improvements to accessibility.
The British railway regulatory authority has granted Stadler approval for the four-car bimodal FLIRT train for the use of Greater Anglia.
ScotRail has teamed up with InterpreterNow to introduce a new British Sign Language (BSL) app to Scotland’s Railway, a first for the UK rail industry.
The contract, which is thought to cost in excess of US$119 million, will see trains equipped with 240 seats and space for 225 standing passengers.
With access to information on every station in Britain, passengers can now plan their journeys according to their needs and have smoother, more reliable, experiences.
The Access for All programme was first launched in 2006 and has delivered more than 200 accessible routes into selected stations so far.
The agreement between Bombardier and the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) will see an additional module added to each six-car train to provide improved access for passengers with reduced mobility.
Virgin Trains is now ‘JAM card friendly’, which has been extremely successful in Northern Ireland with over 20,000 cards in circulation and 2,000 app users.
This new service simplifies the process of booking travel assistance, whilst providing staff with more time to aid passengers with reduced mobility.