Local residents often come to me with concerns about the accessibility of our trains and buses. I’ve also had many conversations with organisations like Guide Dogs about the broader transport accessibility issues across the country.
I’m always happy to raise concerns on these matters with the Government and I want to see real improvements.
The Government have launched a consultation on their “Accessibility Action Plan” and I want Bolton residents to know that you can have a say. This is a good opportunity for you to shape the transport agenda for the future.
The draft strategy includes plans to ensure accessibility features currently required by regulations are consistently monitored and compliance is enforced; measures to improve disabled access to parking; improving the amount, reliability and available information on passenger facilities, particularly accessible toilets, at stations and on trains; and steps to address the challenges facing those with physical or mental impairments seeking to travel spontaneously.
You can see the full document and respond to it here – https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/draft-transport-accessibility-action-plan
The consultation closes at midnight on 15th November 2017.