Disabled community concerned over railway cuts

Disabled community concerned over railway cuts

Disabled groups and the Trades Union Congress (TUC) have spoken of their concern over proposed cuts to the UK's rail network, predicting that any drop in staff numbers could harm the provision of services for wheelchair users.

Concluding that the government 'must rethink its plans for the railways', Frances O'Grady, the TUC's general secretary and chairman of the pressure group Action for Rail, went on to say that, if this does not happen, a reduction of 7,000 station guards and a further 7,000 train guards could be seen over the coming six years. This, O'Grady noted, would inevitably mean that people with restricted mobility would lose out on some of the 'vital assistance' that they need to enjoy a comfortable trip.

While the UK's different public transport networks all endeavour to deliver the finest possible service to disabled travellers, there can be no doubt that the range of mobility cars for sale in the South West and elsewhere continue to provide the best option for those who wish to take long journeys but are dependent on wheelchairs.

 

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