A new campaign that will fund legal actions on behalf of disabled people who have faced discrimination on public transport has raised thousands of pounds in just a week. The #TransportJustice campaign has secured the backing of leading disabled activists and lawyers and is supported by Inclusion London and law firm Deighton Pierce Glynn.
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New figures released through the Freedom of Information Act have exposed how the government has slashed spending on its rail station access improvement programme over the last five years. The figures show spending on the Access for All scheme fell from as much as £81.1 million in 2013-14 to just £14.6 million last year.
A new rail station being built as part of a multi-billion pound regeneration programme will not enable wheelchair-users to board trains without the help of staff and a ramp, disabled campaigners have warned. Brent Cross West Thameslink is being built as part of the £4.5 billion Cricklewood Brent Cross development in north-west London, a
The equality watchdog is considering legal action against the government over its failure to ensure an accessible rail service, according to a leading disabled expert. The potential legal action emerged in the wake of anger directed at rail operator Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) – which runs Southern (pictured), Thameslink, Gatwick Express and Great Northern
The mayor of London has refused to explain why he failed to keep his promise to meet representatives of the capital’s disabled people’s organisations (DPOs) in his first 100 days in office. Labour’s Sadiq Khan made the pledge to three London disabled people’s organisations – Inclusion London, Transport for All and The Alliance for
Disabled campaigners and their allies have called on the transport secretary to restore “vital” government funding for projects to improve access to rail stations across England, Wales and Scotland. In a letter signed by more than 50 organisations, Transport for All (TfA) – which campaigns for an accessible transport system – calls on Chris
Campaigners from across the country gathered outside parliament this week to call for an end to unsafe “shared space” street designs, which risk turning public spaces into “no go zones” for many disabled and older people. The protest (pictured) was organised by the National Federation of the Blind of the UK (NFBUK), and attended
The bus industry is facing fresh legal action over its failure to ensure disabled people have access to the designated wheelchair spaces on buses, six months after a Supreme Court judgment that campaigners hoped would finally settle the issue. The Supreme Court ruled unanimously in January that wheelchair-users have a right to priority access
A disabled campaigner was forced to wet himself on a train because the accessible toilet was out of order, just four months after a minister promised to ensure such incidents would never happen again. Wheelchair-user Chris Stapleton (pictured) boarded the Virgin Trains service last Tuesday (16 May), but even though he had booked the space
Disabled activists have protested at rail stations across the capital over the government’s decision to postpone £50 million of funding that had been set aside for major access improvements across England and Wales. Supporters of the user-led Transport for All (TfA) campaign protested about the decision by the Department for Transport (DfT) at the