Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Poor Facilities Keep Disabled People Off Trains

Disabled people are barred from using parts of the rail network because of poor facilities, Ministers have been warned.

Trains which are unsuitable for wheelchairs, a lack of Braille timetables and antiquated platform designs are excluding people with disabilities, said MP Martin Linton (Lab Battersea).

He urged the Government to ensure railways were "accessible for all".

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Lido's lift is open

THE long wait for a lift to get disabled swimmers down to Tinside Pool finally comes to an end today.

The new lift is open to the public from today, six weeks late.

Plymouth City Council blamed 'unforeseen and unresolved technical difficulties' for its failure to open the lift in time for the start of the pool's summer season.

Disabled swimmers have waited six years for permanent access to be installed at the 1933 Art Deco lido – and said earlier this month that they were not altogether surprised by the delay.

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