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Do you Feel Safe When Using the Railway Network?

Posted in General News on Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

The research charity, Rica, has been working in conjunction with Integrated Transport Planning Ltd and the Rail Safety and Standards Board to examine the safety of wheelchair users on railway platforms. Rica has launched a survey on this topic which asks for the views and opinions of wheelchair users who travel by train. The survey closes on 18th June and Rica will be conducting further interviews by phone with some of the respondents.  Please take the time to complete this survey so that all the organisations involved know where improvements can be made. Your help is much appreciated thank you.     

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Alan King

Wednesday, May, 17th, 2017

the main issue is the wide variation between platform and rail carriage height at any station and consequently, the slope of the ramps being used. I cannot fault or complain about the station or train staff when getting me on or off but where the slope is most pronounced it can become a struggle. regards Alan