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Promoting Rail Travel for Disabled People

Image Courtesy of BiG

TV presenter and disability campaigner Sophie Morgan, is featured in the first of three new films that showcase the accessibility of the great British rail network. The film was launched by train companies, including the Association of Train Companies (ATOC).

The aim of the films are to highlight the improved accessibility of the rail network and to raise awareness of the assistance available for disabled people.

Disabled Train Access

Last year, more that 70 million disabled people used the rail network, and out of those people, less than 1% involved the pre-booked assistance service.

The first film shows the journey of Sophie, taking the train from London to Brighton use the assistance service. Two more films are due to be released on July 21st and August 4th.

Sophie shows that going by train is a quick and easy way to enjoy a great day out.

We want more disabled passengers to do what Sophie did and take advantage of our passenger assistance service and to see for themselves the improvements we have made to make the railway more accessible.

While there has been a steady rise in the number of people who pre-book assistance over the last ten years not everyone knows about the help that is on hand to make rail travel easier.

Disabled Assistance Service

Train companies urge people to use their Disabled Persons Railcard to use the assistance service. To apply for your Disabled Persons Railcard visit: http://www.disabledpersons-railcard.co.uk

To book your rail travel assistance, please enquire at 03457 484950.

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