Victory for Changing Places campaigners as Transport Minister signs off Dundee installation

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A Changing Places facility featuring brand new disability equipment has been given the go-ahead at Dundee train station following a fight by campaigners to overturn the operator’s initial decision.

Disability charity PAMIS (Promoting A More Inclusive Society) had been pressing politicians to have the facility installed after claims that its pleas to install the solution were ignored.

But now Transport Minister Humza Yousaf has signed off the installation. Funding however, still needs to be found to buy in equipment and contractors for the facility.

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Changing Places toilets feature equipment such as ceiling hoists, adjustable height sinks and benches and specialist WCs, as well as ample room for multiple carers.

PAMIS is now expected to consult with ScotRail and is said to be pleased with the news.

Meanwhile, West End councillor Fraser Macpherson, said it was an “absolutely fantastic outcome”, according to a local newspaper.

He told the Evening Telegraph: “As we know, standard accessible toilets do not meet the needs of all people with a disability and it is therefore really excellent news of the Scottish Government decision to provide a ‘changing places’ toilet.

“It will enhance the improvements at the rail station, along with the council’s new concourse which will open soon and the Network Rail investment to improve facilities at platform level.”

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