Happy New Year everyone! Sorry for the long-overdue post, this year has started out very busy. Access-wise, the past few weeks have seen incredible level boarding progress mostly outside of London, with new level boarding trains for Greater Anglia and Merseyrail as well as tramway expansions for Birmingham and Manchester. Unfortunately, London’s own latest level… Continue reading Extensions, Delays, and Introductions
These past few weeks have brought bits of exciting news for accessible transport in the UK! The most impactful of these is the earth-shattering launch of the new Stadler Rail trains. Although limited to rural Norfolk for the time being, these will become an invaluable standard for future rail accessibility. Moving back to London, the… Continue reading Exciting Things are Coming!
Ignoring the glaring delays with the opening of Meridian Water station, now scheduled for 3rd June, and the never-ending work at Waterloo, this month has had a surprising amount of positive news with regards to step-free access. From a newly step-free suburban station to ambitious revised plans in the heart of the Square Mile, we… Continue reading May Step-Free Achievements
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