Today the Department for Transport released a report detailing the future development of accessible transport, with the ambitious goal that the UK’s transport network will offer equal access to disabled people by 2030. It covers a very broad spectrum of topics, including staff training, passenger rights, and investment in infrastructure. The publication can be read… Continue reading DfT’s Inclusive Transport Strategy
This is the final part of the level boarding series, which aims to summarise and offer context to the existence of level boarding on London’s railways, as well set the stage for further dialog with the rail industry to lobby for its expansion. If you have not read the previous posts of this series, you… Continue reading Level Boarding: Final Thoughts
Finishing up the blog series on level boarding, this post looks at the current state and future solutions regarding level boarding at the 7 Deep Tube lines on the London Underground. These lines are: Victoria, Jubilee, Northern, Piccadilly, Central, Bakerloo, and Waterloo & City (W&C). To see the introduction to this blog series, please refer… Continue reading Level Boarding: Solutions for the Deep Tube Lines
Welcome to the third part of my Level Boarding series, focusing on level boarding developments on the famous London Underground, starting with the four sub-surface lines. You can find the introductory post of the series here.
On the last post, I outlined the history and the main challenges to achieving level boarding on London’s legacy railway systems. And so, the next few posts will look at solutions that are being considered in order to increase the provision of level boarding. Due to the nature of these solutions, cases outside of London will… Continue reading Level Boarding: Solutions for the Mainlines
It is finally time to talk about the concept of level boarding, including its history, major factors and challenges, while also examining where level boarding exists and various solutions that could expand the provision of level boarding across London. I have talked about level boarding several times before when discussing degrees of step-free access, as… Continue reading Level Boarding: Introduction