The contract, which has a total value of around €760 million, will see Alstom deliver the Coradia Stream trains by December 2024 and maintain them for 30 years.
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All 24 train and station operators across the UK have committed to having their passenger-facing staff undertake disability awareness and equality training.
Justin Ryan, Accessibility and Inclusion Manager at Southeastern, tells Global Railway Review about Southeastern’s most recent accessibility improvements.
Measures within Southeastern's new travel policy include the setting up of a Passenger Accessibility Panel and the creation of a new bespoke disability awareness training programme.
The trainsets, which will operate on the Danube-Isar network in Germany, are expected to be put into passenger service by DB Regio Bayern in 2024.
Despite a fall in passenger numbers due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, Northern is continuing its efforts to ensure that travel is more accessible in preparation for the inevitable return of passengers.
Stadler's Citylink tram-train has the capability to operate in both electric mode on the tram networks and diesel mode on the mainline.
The double-deck M7 multifunctional cars have been designed to be fully autonomously accessible for passengers with reduced mobility.
To mark the International Day of People with Disabilities, Network Rail's Southern region has highlighted new accessibility features that have been introduced during November and December 2020.
Around 160 lifts and 130 escalators will be installed across the project, helping hundreds of thousands of people access HS2 trains every day.
The redevelopment of Gatwick Airport's station will improve accessibility, enhance the passenger experience and provide more space for passengers.
By making the live data publicly available, passengers will be able to discover how accessible a station is prior to their journey.
Stephen Brookes MBE, states how the new ORR protocol will go a long way in assuring disabled people that their needs are being properly understood and delivered.
ORR's new guidance focuses on improving the experience of passengers with reduced mobility on rail replacement services during disruption.
The concept designs feature plans to completely transform Waverley train station, making it a more accessible site for passengers.