Welcome to our newly redesigned newsletter! In this 30th edition of ‘Get Moving’ you will find the latest news and information on accessible transport in London as well as our events and activities.
Launch of 'turn up and go' on London Overground.
Watch TfA on BBC London news tonight at 18.30.
To be able to 'turn up and go' is taken for granted by non disabled people when they arrive at an Overground, Tube or Rail station. However for disabled and older people who use wheelchairs or scooters, pre booking assistance is another part of the inaccessible transport network we have to contend with on a daily basis.
Today however Transport for London are removing this requirement for the London Overground network and launching their 'turn up and go' service. We greatly welcome this and hope that Rail companies also follow suit and remove the 24 hour notice that disabled people have to give in order to travel by train.
Watch us tonight on BBC London News (18.30) as we comment further on this exciting development.
London Underground lifts out of action for over 9500 hours in 2013.
Broken lifts on London Underground left disabled and older people unable to use ‘step-free stations’ for a over 9000 hours in 2013, figures have revealed. This is in addition to the 500 hours that lifts were closed to older and disabled people due to staff shortages, and further unplanned closures due to emergency cleaning... Click here to read more.
Plans to axe Capital Call – make your views known.
Transport for London are proposing to axe the Capital Call scheme that has operated in ten boroughs since 2003. These boroughs are: Bexley, Ealing, Enfield, Haringey, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Lambeth, Lewisham, Merton and Southwark.
There is a consultation running. Transport for London is asking people to respond to it by Friday 11 April 2014.
Steep ramps on buses – TfA supports a member to take up the issue.
Wasif Bhatti contacted us in November last year after he complained that wheelchair ramps were too steep for him to board buses in Hounslow.
Together with Wasif we went on a trip with the the bus operator Abellio’s driving standards manager to look at the accessibility of the bus stops using the wheelchair ramp on the 235 route.Click here to read more.
Coming soon : Our 6th Pan London Mobility Forum
Transport for All is inviting all representatives from mobility forums and disabled and older people organisations to our next Pan London Mobility Forum.
Skins Are Compliments Of The Skin Design Salon
All Members in the group have to abide by our Main Rule at the Salon.
Our Skins are to remain together and not to be Ripped apart at all.
That means Tag Headers, Graphic Tiles and Skin Template.
We do not tolerate RIPPERS in any way!!!!