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Minister lauds £600,000 for rail access after separate £47M cuts

Seven “innovative, high-tech schemes” to improve access to rail travel for disabled passengers would share the £600,000 funding.

Protest planned over rail company’s ‘terrible step backwards’ on access

Disabled activists are preparing a protest action over a train operator’s plans to run mainline rail services that wheelchair-users will not be able to access.

Equality watchdog considering legal action over rail service

Transport service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that everyone is able to use those services.

Ministers publish bus wheelchair space report

Ministers have finally announced that they will act to protect the rights of wheelchair-users to travel on buses, nearly 14 months after a ground-breaking Supreme Court ruling.

Coach company’s wheelchair policy puts drivers at risk of criminal record

A coach company is ignoring access laws by refusing to allow wheelchair-users to travel on its services on the same day they buy tickets, while exposing its drivers to possible criminal charges.

Motability row intensifies as bosses and minister give evidence

The Treasury and work and pensions select committees are holding a joint inquiry following political and media criticism of how the car scheme for disabled people is run.

Tory peer attacks McVey over ‘litany of inaccuracies’ on Motability

A Tory peer has accused work and pensions secretary Esther McVey of making a series of untrue statements about the Motability car scheme to fellow MPs.

Review calls for more inclusive approach to ‘shared space’ schemes

A disabled peer has welcomed a new industry review of so-called “shared space” street designs, which has concluded that local authorities should adopt a more “inclusive approach” to them.

New campaign calls for greater empathy towards disabled travellers

We could certainly do with a campaign like this in Australia I believe. Tourism bodies should monitor the success or otherwise of the campaign...

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