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Travelling by Train in France with a wheelchair › Transport for all › Accessible Transport in London

Travelling by Train in France with a wheelchair › Transport for all › Accessible Transport in London | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Transport For All provides information and advice for disabled transport users in London.
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Few Train de l'Est stations wheelchair accessible

Few Train de l'Est stations wheelchair accessible | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Inaugurated Monday, only three of the 13 stations of the Mascouche train line are accessible to wheelchairs, the Agence métropolitaine de Transport.
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Why people in wheelchair dread connecting flights

Why people in wheelchair dread connecting flights | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
The run across an airport to catch a connecting flight is a dreadful experience for most, a nightmare come true for someone in a wheelchair.
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Disability access to arrive at Chippenham rail station

Disability access to arrive at Chippenham rail station | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
RAIL access campaigners are delighted work is scheduled to start on a new footbridge and lift at Chippenham Station on Saturday.
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Bill will up number of traffic signals accessible to the blind - New York Daily News (blog)

Bill will up number of traffic signals accessible to the blind - New York Daily News (blog) | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
It’s about to get easier for blind New Yorkers to cross the street.
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Avianca ask disabled people wear diapers in-flight - Reduced Mobility Rights

Avianca ask disabled people wear diapers in-flight - Reduced Mobility Rights | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Colombia’s national airline Avianca set a new low in discrimination against the disabled by asking people who cannot make their way the toilet to wear a diaper in-flight.
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Japan in bid to improve accessibility ahead of 2020 Olympic Games - Reduced Mobility Rights

Japan in bid to improve accessibility ahead of 2020 Olympic Games - Reduced Mobility Rights | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
In preparation for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games Japan plans significant improvements to boost accessibility at airports and train stations.
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New law enforces accessibility for public buses - Daily Sabah

New law enforces accessibility for public buses - Daily Sabah | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
In a landmark move, Parliament yesterday approved a new law that makes it compulsory for public buses operating in cities to be accessible for the disabled.
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Uber Seeks Changes To Wheelchair-Accessible Taxi Bill

Uber Seeks Changes To Wheelchair-Accessible Taxi Bill | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Uber is lobbying to change proposed legislation designed to increase the paltry number of wheelchair-accessible taxicabs in Washington, because the bill could “place excessive regulatory burdens on pr...
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Ontario Northland's Polar Bear Express train gets facelift - CBC.ca

Ontario Northland's Polar Bear Express train gets facelift - CBC.ca | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
The Polar Bear Express has served as a vital link between Cochrane and Moosonee for 50 years. Over the next three years its coaches will be overhauled.
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This upgrade of rail carriages on the Polar Bear Express is to include 'accessible washrooms'.

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Money back guarantee for train passengers - Echo

Money back guarantee for train passengers - Echo | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
RAIL passengers will get more cash back if their trains are delayed and double their money if they are ever sold the wrong ticket under new promises from National Express train operator c2c.
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Promoting Tube Accessibility

Promoting Tube Accessibility | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Conrad Tokarczyk from Ruislip wants more London Underground stations to be made step-free. The 25-year-old Fixer, who uses a wheelchair, has helped create this leaflet to call for improved accessibility on the tube for those with disabilities.
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Take a look at this campaign from Conrad Tokarczyk which identifies the frustration of trying to travel on a the London tube system, parts of which were first constructed in the Victorian era.

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Dublin Bus on Twitter

Dublin Bus on Twitter | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Our fully accessible bus outside @axisBallymun; ready for International Day of Persons with Disabilities #IDPwD pic.twitter.com/sXEqtr5ReX
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Disabled activists occupy a bus stop for accessible transport › Transport for all › Accessible Transport in London

Disabled activists occupy a bus stop for accessible transport › Transport for all › Accessible Transport in London | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Transport For All provides information and advice for disabled transport users in London.
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Thornbury man frustrated by lack of wheelchair access on bus - Gazette Series

Thornbury man frustrated by lack of wheelchair access on bus - Gazette Series | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
A MAN has been left frustrated after changes to a bus service left him unable to get his wheelchair on to the bus.
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Vienna Airport improves accessibility - Reduced Mobility Rights

Vienna Airport improves accessibility - Reduced Mobility Rights | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Recent improvements make Vienna airport's infrastructure and services easier to access for passengers with disabilities.
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Get on board for accessible trains | Papworth Trust

Get on board for accessible trains | Papworth Trust | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Why accessible train travel matters http://t.co/fcXPyL4NTy Great blog @VickyMcDermott @Papworth_Trust #UKCare
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SBS Transit to add six more wheelchair-accessible bus services

SBS Transit to add six more wheelchair-accessible bus services | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
SINGAPORE - SBS Transit will roll out six new wheelchair-accessible bus services on Dec 3 to mark International Day of Persons with Disabilities.
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Flying with disability travel tips to survive Thanksgiving style congestion - Reduced Mobility Rights

Flying with disability travel tips to survive Thanksgiving style congestion - Reduced Mobility Rights | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Air travel peaks at busy times like Thanksgiving weekend making it crucial for passengers with a disability to follow tips that may help make air travel congestion bearable.
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More than a third of bus stops cannot accommodate wheelchair users

More than a third of bus stops cannot accommodate wheelchair users | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
More than a third of bus stops used by the UK's main coach operator cannot accommodate wheelchair users - despite National Express specifically altering its fleet in order to carry them.
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I have spoken about this To National Express and in destination audits for years.

 

Looks like it is still a very mixed picture if you use a wheelchair as to whether or not you can easily get on or off these vehicles depending upon where you are travelling to or from.

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RTD light rail discriminates against people in wheelchairs, federal lawsuit says - Colorado Public Radio

RTD light rail discriminates against people in wheelchairs, federal lawsuit says - Colorado Public Radio | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
The Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition says the trains are in violation of the Americans with Disability Act.
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Government confirms step-free access funding for Crossrail

Government confirms step-free access funding for Crossrail | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
All of the stations on the Crossrail project will now be ‘step free’ thanks to £14 million of investment announced by Transport Minister Baroness Kramer today, Tuesday 18 November.
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Hooray!!!

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Accessibility and inclusion top Hong Kong airport agenda - Reduced Mobility Rights

Accessibility and inclusion top Hong Kong airport agenda - Reduced Mobility Rights | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
In pursuit of excellence, Hong Kong international airport upgraded its website achieving the Silver Award in the Web Accessibility Recognition Scheme.
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The wheels on the bus: we’re having the wrong c...

The wheels on the bus: we’re having the wrong c... | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Rachel Krys blogs about how the debate is being framed around accessible transport: I was a pushchair user for a few years, between 2005 and 2010.
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