Disabled passengers voice serious concerns over staff cuts on the Tube. Transport for All meets with Mike Brown MD of London Underground.
Transport for London’s Fit for the Future programme has been billed as one of the biggest shake-ups in the way that the London Underground is staffed and run in its 151 year history.
950 staff positions will be cut– that’s about one in six Tube workers (although around 200 staff will be recruited to staff the 24 hour Tube on the weekend).
By 2015, it is planned, ticket machines will have taken the place of the staffed ticket office. However, many disabled and older people, including those with a learning difficulty; visually impaired people and those who are simply unfamiliar with computers could find it difficult or impossible to use ticket machines – especially when making more complicated requests, such as registering a Disabled Person’s Railcard to an Oyster. Click hereto read our full article.
Government gives and takes on Access for All funding
The Access for All programme, which pays for improvements to access at rail stations, has had a great impact for the many years. However, with the overall reduction in Access for All funding the rest of us may be in for a longer wait at our local train station. Click here to read the article.
Campaigners celebrate as Thames Clippers welcome scooters on board
The last barrier to scooter users in London came down in March when Thames Clippers officially ended its ‘No mobility scooters’ policy. The riverboat service’s decision to welcome scooters brings it in line with rail, Tube and bus services in London.
Don't axe Capital Call service! Write to your assembly member
On the 8th April, a group of Transport for All members attended the Capital Call consultation meeting at TfL’s headquarters in Southwark. It was great to hear so many people sharing the importance that the Capital Call service has on their life.
It's time to keep the pressure on stakeholders so please write to your London Assembly Member asking them to oppose cutting Capital Call, a vital accessible door to door transport option, without any concrete alternative plans.
Chuka Umunna MP answers questions at our Lambeth Transport Action Group
Local MP and Shadow Business Secretary Chuka Umunna came to our latest Transport Action Group in Lambeth. He answered question of TfA members and share his views on what the government needs to do in order to make transport more accessible.
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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!!!!