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Gov ignores MPs' recommendations on transport accessibility - The Transport Network

Gov ignores MPs' recommendations on transport accessibility - The Transport Network | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
The Government has refused to act on key recommendations from MPs to help improve transport accessibility for disabled and vulnerable residents.
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Advocates Outraged Over Wheelchair Accessible Taxis

Advocates Outraged Over Wheelchair Accessible Taxis | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
The Philadelphia Parking Authority’s monthly board meeting drew a heated crowd of advocates for people with disabilities after its final version of the latest taxi regulations indicated only 15 of the city’s new...
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In Lisbon, Some Residents Fear City's Distinctive Sidewalks - Wall Street Journal

In Lisbon, Some Residents Fear City's Distinctive Sidewalks - Wall Street Journal | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Wall Street Journal In Lisbon, Some Residents Fear City's Distinctive Sidewalks Wall Street Journal Those findings led to a municipal assembly vote in February to replace the limestone sidewalks where City Hall sees fit, as part of a wider effort...
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Even though this style of paving is "an accident waiting to happen", some local residents want to retain these ancient street surfaces. Maybe they should use other materials to replicate them so they are no longer slippery when wet?

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Waverley Station will close to all vehicles - Edinburgh Evening News

Waverley Station will close to all vehicles - Edinburgh Evening News | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Edinburgh Evening News Waverley Station will close to all vehicles Edinburgh Evening News David Dickson, Network Rail route managing director for Scotland, said: “In recent months, we have been operating an access system for taxis only, however, we...
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Bus campaign | RNIB

Bus campaign | RNIB | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Access barriers to buses have to be fixed. Our "Stop for me, Speak to me" bus campaign aims to secure major progress from bus operators on the crucial access issues.
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Gatwick Airport welcomes Thameslink franchise selection - Airport World Online

Gatwick Airport welcomes Thameslink franchise selection - Airport World Online | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Gatwick Airport welcomes Thameslink franchise selection Airport World Online The announcement means rail services to the gateway will be transformed with new, high quality trains, better stations and more reliable services to London, South East...
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West Croydon bus station improvements to begin this year - TRL - Independent Transport Research

West Croydon bus station improvements to begin this year - TRL - Independent Transport Research | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
West Croydon bus station improvements to begin this year TRL - Independent Transport Research A more light and airy feel will be brought to the interchange, as well as improved customer information, fully accessible bus stops and modern CCTV...
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Accessible Transport Strategy

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Quadraplegic 'disgusted' after airline refuses to stow his wheelchair

Quadraplegic 'disgusted' after airline refuses to stow his wheelchair | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Peter Darch from Perth was told he could not stow his wheelchair on the Air Asia flight, so his wife had to pay $700 to bring it on a separate flight.
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Station access bid is finally on track

Station access bid is finally on track | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
A 20-year campaign to make Alfreton train station accessible to everyone is finally on track. (Station access bid is finally on track: A 20-year campaign to make Alfreton train station accessible to everyo...
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MassDOT Board Votes to Add New Green Line Trains & Buses ...

MassDOT Board Votes to Add New Green Line Trains & Buses ... | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
In a press release, the MBTA goes on to say that the new Green Line trains will be more wheelchair accessible, include better displays for service information, and systems to help the train in the event of a crash.
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Student hopes his travels will help pinpoint barriers | DisabledGo News Blog

Student hopes his travels will help pinpoint barriers | DisabledGo News Blog | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
A disabled student is embarking on a piece of research that aims to "paint a comprehensive picture" of the accessibility of travel, both in the UK and abroad.
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New ramps for Wembley Park and Kilburn tube stations next month - Brent and Kilburn Times

New ramps for Wembley Park and Kilburn tube stations next month - Brent and Kilburn Times | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Brent and Kilburn Times New ramps for Wembley Park and Kilburn tube stations next month Brent and Kilburn Times The work is part of a range of improvements being delivered by the Mayor and TfL to continue to embed the legacy of accessible travel...
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Seafront bus to stop at Great Yarmouth train station - Norwich Evening News

Seafront bus to stop at Great Yarmouth train station - Norwich Evening News | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Seafront bus to stop at Great Yarmouth train station
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The service will be operated by low floor, fully accessible buses and will run seven days a week including Bank Holidays from May 25 to September 20.
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New bus service launched linking Mole Valley's National Trust sites - Dorking and Leatherhead Advertiser

New bus service launched linking Mole Valley's National Trust sites - Dorking and Leatherhead Advertiser | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Dorking and Leatherhead Advertiser New bus service launched linking Mole Valley's National Trust sites Dorking and Leatherhead Advertiser A NEW bus service linking National Trust properties in Mole Valley has been launched for families wanting to...
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Good to see that there is a wheelchair symbol on this vehicle.

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Man in wheelchair carried off DART as no ramp available at Donaghmede station

Man in wheelchair carried off DART as no ramp available at Donaghmede station | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Irish Rail said they would like to apologise to the customer featured in the video clip for any distress that was caused to him.
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Thames Clippers Equality Cruise - YouTube

The last barrier to scooter users in London came down yesterday when Thames Clippers officially ended its 'No mobility scooters' policy. Transport for All he...
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Assistance during your stay | Accessible Travel Netherlands

Assistance during your stay | Accessible Travel Netherlands | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Accessible Travel NL organizes help and support for people with limited mobility, sight or hearing impairments that are visiting The Netherlands. Are you normally depending on daily care or help and d.
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Is Air Travel Accessible To People With Disabilities?

Is Air Travel Accessible To People With Disabilities? | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Airports prepared correctly provide adequate accessibility and specialized assistance for people with disabilities and reduced mobility Experts debate on means and methods to facilitate air travel ...
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Wheelchair-friendly taxis to have license fees slashed in Stroud district

Wheelchair-friendly taxis to have license fees slashed in Stroud district | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
IN a bid to encourage taxi drivers to provide wheelchair-accessible vehicles, Stroud District Council is halving the cost of taxi licence application fees for those providing vehicles which can accommodate passengers in wheelchairs.
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New boarding ramp to make more Tube stations accessible ...

New boarding ramp to make more Tube stations accessible ... | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
“This is just one of the measures we're carrying out to make getting around London easier for everyone – including more step-free stations, raised platform sections, new low-floor trains with the latest accessibility standards ...
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Disabled Rail Passenger: "I Was Forced to Crawl to the Toilet" - Pirate FM

Disabled Rail Passenger: "I Was Forced to Crawl to the Toilet" - Pirate FM | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Disabled Rail Passenger: "I Was Forced to Crawl to the Toilet"
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In a statement, First Great Western said: "We are sorry that Andrea was unable to be provided with wheelchair accessibility on this service.
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Boost for bid to create new train station - Glasgow Evening Times

Boost for bid to create new train station - Glasgow Evening Times | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Boost for bid to create new train station Glasgow Evening Times SPT chairman Jim Coleman said: "This collaborative venture will see the delivery of a new accessible station, complete with park and ride which will help grow connections to the...
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Accessible Travel Guide

A step-by-step guide to air travel created by people with physical disabilities, for people with physical disabilities. (I've featured this Accessible Travel Guide before but for those that have recently joined us and those who missed...
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RSL delivers accessible, improved bus information to Nottingham residents

RSL delivers accessible, improved bus information to Nottingham residents | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
RSL has helped passengers at Nottingham’s Victoria Centre Bus Station more easily find bus transport information by providing ten 46-inch electronic real-time information displays...
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GOVERNMENT ACCESSIBILITY FUNDING WELCOMED BY EAST MIDLANDS TRAINS

GOVERNMENT ACCESSIBILITY FUNDING WELCOMED BY EAST MIDLANDS TRAINS | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Phil Knowles at Market Harborough Station East Midlands European Spokesperson Phil Knowles has warmly welcomed the announcement by Liberal Democrat Minister of State for Transport Baroness Kramer that funds have been allocated to improve...
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