Rail stations

Luton Central railway station

Luton Central railway station

Luton is a large town in Bedfordshire with a population of over 210,000. Luton Central railway station is busy with five platforms and about 12 trains an hour stopping there. Lots of London commuters use Luton Central railway station. Just recently I visited the Luton campus of Bedfordshire University to give a talk to 2nd […]

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Railway stations, access for disabled travellers

Railway stations, access for disabled travellers

A friend alerted me to this article from the Independent. It describes how funding to improve access for disabled passengers at railway stations is being slashed. The United Kingdom considers itself to be a civilised country but so many train stations are not disabled friendly, they are inaccessible? I won’t paraphrase the article. Instead I […]

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Stuck in the middle – a press release

Stuck in the middle – a press release

This press release tells the story of a disabled person (me) going to an MS Society meeting at Hatfield house but the station is not step free. Their handouts gave directions from the railway station. This scenario  is difficult to believe in the 21st century. MS sufferer stuck on train platform when trying to attend […]

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Railway stations and access for the disabled

Railway stations and access for the disabled

Not enough railway stations provide step free access for the disabled. The problem Almost all the British railway system was built before disabled people existed in the public eye. When the stations were originally built lifts did not exist and disabled people were not in the mindset. If you wanted to get across the railway […]

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