Major delays to step-free access improvements

Jeff, a white man with dark brown hair who is wearing a corduroy blazer and sat in an electric wheelchair using a breathing apparatus, is outside Walthamstow Tube station speaking to the camera about step-free access. The aston reads “Jeff Harvey, Trustee, Transport For All’

There are 270 Tube stations in London, but only 81 of these are described by TfL as being ‘step-free’. A further half of these do not have level boarding from platform to train and so require the use of manual boarding ramps. Last weekend, BBC Politics followed TfA Trustee Jeff Harvey on a trip from Walthamstow […]

TfA supports the call for full tactile paving installation across the rail network

TfA supports the call for full tactile paving installation across the rail network. Next to a photo of a train station where the platform does not have tactile signage at the edge.

The tragic and avoidable death of Cleveland Gervais, a 53-year-old visually impaired man who was hit by a train after falling onto the tracks, was horrifying and has laid bare the appalling lack of consideration given to the safety of blind and visually impaired passengers. A recent report by the Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) […]

Victory as Govia Thameslink Railway commit to keeping wheelchair spaces clear of bikes

Victory as Govia Thameslink Railway commit to keeping wheelchair spaces clear of bikes. Next to a picture of Doug, a white man wearing a cap and sunglasses, sat in his wheelchair and smiling with the sunny blue sky in the background.

Transport for All are today celebrating the success of TfA member Doug Paulley and fellow disability campaigners who have managed to secure a commitment from Govia Thameslink Railway (who manage Gatwick Express, Great Northern, Southeastern, Southern Rail and Thameslink) to keep its wheelchair spaces free of obstructions. Previous guidance from Govia said that if a […]