Transport for London roll out ramps to more Tube stations

Transport for London roll out ramps to more Tube stations

Campaigners for improved disabled access around the UK's public transport networks have welcomed an announcement by Transport for London (TfL) that 19 more of the city's Tube stations will be fitted with wheelchair ramps from this summer.

The London Olympics and Paralympics which were held last year were accompanied by the installation of a series of such ramps at major stations across the network and, after the sporting spectacles had finished, it was confirmed that 16 of these would remain in place; now, the news that this commitment will not only be maintained but added to has been hailed as a fine example of the positive legacy the Games have left behind.

Although the director of pressure group Transport for All, Faryal Velmi, conceded that, despite the announcement, the system is still 'not perfect', with the range of mobility cars for sale across the country still providing the easiest and most comfortable form of transport for wheelchair users, she did say that 'there is no doubt that this is a really good thing'.

 

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