18 October 2018
Source: Parliament / Workplace
The ‘Access to Transport for Disabled People’ briefing paper was published today. The paper explains the legislative frameworks and policies that apply to public transport users with disabilities or reduced mobility.
The UK is rapidly approaching the point where all buses, coaches and trains must be accessible to disabled people (January 2020) and in many cases these vehicles already meet the requirements. Taxis are also accessible in many parts of the country, though non-metropolitan urban areas and rural areas lag somewhat behind. There are also duties on air travel and sea travel providers to ensure that disabled people can access their services and expect a certain level of accommodation to their needs, though they can be denied travel on safety grounds.
You can read the briefing at https://researchbriefings.parliament.uk/ResearchBriefing/Summary/SN00601