As well as being an additional measure of safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, Avanti's new At-Seat Order service has been welcomed by accessibility groups as a way to make travel more accessible.
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Disability should not be a barrier to rail travel. Dmitry Pegov, Deputy Managing Director of Passenger Services at Russian Railways (RZD), reveals their plans to provide a high level of service to all passengers with reduced mobility at all stages of their journey.
The ‘Accessible Rail Travel with Avanti West Coast’ Facebook group connects passengers with each other in order to share their travel experiences.
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.
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.