Author Topic: London: All Crossrail stations to have step-free access  (Read 696 times)


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Government press release here:

You'd think step-free access to a newly-built railway would be a given, but apparently not. I did notice that funding for access came from more than one agency, though, so perhaps the press release is just celebrating the fact that they've talked to each other for once :)


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Re: London: All Crossrail stations to have step-free access
« Reply #1 on: 19 Nov 2014 10:07AM »
Didn't government a few years ago make it law (perhaps twice, DDA then Equalities Act) that providers of services to the public should make them accessible whenever possible?  Building a brand-new railway, it must be possible, so would it even be legal not to have it accessible? >confused< 
Maybe the current government can't think of any way of making themselves look "good" to disabled people other than, "hey, look at us, we sometimes make sure private companies obey the law by giving them money!". >doh<