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Renewed push to get to the bottom of inaccessible public transport

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A new survey has launched to get an insight into what is making public transport inaccessible for so many people with disabilities and what can be done about it.

Business Disability Forum is seeking views on travel by train, tube, plane, tram, bus, taxi and coach, as well as people’s experiences of using Blue Badge parking.

Angela Matthews, head of policy and advice at Business Disability Forum, said: “Transport is how we get to where we need to be – whether that’s getting to work, going to meet friends, going on holiday or accessing healthcare.

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“But despite the vital role it plays in all our lives, travelling can be a stressful and difficult experience if you have a disability and that’s why we are launching our new survey, ‘Getting There: How accessible is transport in 2019?’

“We want to hear from people about their experiences of using public transport – whether good or bad. We also want to hear from Blue Badge holders about views on accessible parking.”

The not-for-profit membership organisation will use the findings to inform its response the government’s current consultations on train travel, as well as the recently published Future of Mobility: Urban Strategy.

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