Dyslexia and Public Transport

When you tell people you’re dyslexic, the chances are that they’ll think it only affects your ability to read books and write letters. In fact, many disabled people face more complex day to day problems. These can be daunting when it comes to getting around, especially in unfamiliar places. Fortunately, …

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Anxiety Disorders and Public Transport

Getting out and about when you have an anxiety disorder can be very difficult, often as direct result of problems with public transport. This is compounded by the fact that other people will generally be unaware of your problem and may not be very sympathetic. What can you do to …

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Underground Train Systems and Disability Access

When you’re travelling to major cities, whether for work or for pleasure, one of the first things you’ll need to work out is how you’re going to get around. Travel guides often don’t provide adequate information for disabled people, but this guide to underground train systems in the UK can …

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Bus Travel and Wheelchair Users

Bus travel can often cause problems for wheelchair users, but this is changing as more and more wheelchair accessible buses are introduced.Buses which carry more than 22 passengers are subject to the Public Service Accessibility Regulation 2000, which at a practical level means that all new buses used on either …

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Bus Travel and the Blind or Visually Impaired

Travelling by bus for many blind and visually impaired passengers can be very difficult, especially at request stops, which are almost impossible for passengers who are blind or visually impaired to use independently. In some cases there have been reports of such passengers walking to compulsory stop bus stops, just …

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Bus Travel for Deaf or Hearing Impaired

With the ever increasing cost of motoring the bus is back in vogue with many commuters. Travelling by bus if you are deaf or hearing impaired can be a challenge but there are ways of making things run as smoothly as possible. Since April 2008 deaf and hearing impaired passengers,along …

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Train Travel for Wheel Chair Users

In recent years rail companies have made great improvements not only to making their trains more accessible for disabled passengers but in making many stations step free or installing lifts to compliment footbridges, enabling train travel to be a realistic option for many wheelchair users. Planning Your Journey When planning …

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Train Travel when Deaf or Hearing Impaired

Train travel for deaf and hearing impaired passengers has improved considerably with the introduction of new rolling stock and disability training for many front line staff. Booking A Ticket When buying a ticket from the booking office at most major stations it is usually possible to amplify sound via an …

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Train Travel when Blind or Visually Impaired

The introduction of modern rolling stock, better station facilities and staff training has greatly improved the experience of travelling by train for disabled passengers. If you will require assistance either at the station or on the train it is important to inform the railway company as soon as possible. Ideally …

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Travelling by Tram for Wheelchair Users

Trams as a means of public transport are making a come back across the UK, and other European cities, as local authorities realise the importance of reducing road traffic congestion. At present there are six tram systems in the UK and these are at: Birmingham, Nottingham, Sheffield, Manchester, Croydon and …

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