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» Northern Rail Launches 'Easy Card' for Customers with Learning Disabilities
Northern Rail – a joint Serco and Abellio venture - has launched the ‘Easy Card’, allowing customers with learning disabilities in West Yorkshire to travel through ticket gates and pay for their ticket once on the train.

» Guidance for wheelchair users using trains
The rail industry has issued new guidance for wheelchair users when using train services. The guidance explains how best to use trains safely and the recommended methods for boarding and alighting trains when using a wheelchair. It was produced by the Rail Safety Standards Board in collaboration with ATOC, Network Rail and Department for Transport. A copy of the guidance can be downloaded by clicking the link below.

» Southern stations set for accessibility and passenger information improvements
Southern has announced that over £1million worth of accessibility and passenger information improvements are set to be made to stations across the Southern network this year.

» A travel service for the disabled that's on track!
Eve Butcher reports on how travelling by rail in Tunbridge Wells is street ahead of the rest!

» Powered wheelchair user survey
Powered wheelchair user or carer? Have your say!

» Government funding to make stations accessible to all
Forty-two train stations to benefit from share of £100 million Access for All funding.

» Acocks Green train station's £1.7m lift work begins
£1.7m scheme to install lifts at Acocks Green train station in Birmingham has begun.

» Step-free Hackbridge
A step-free path from London Road to Platform 2 at Hackbridge station was opened on March 10.

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