Young disabled campaigners go undercover and put public transport to the test

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Young disabled campaigners go undercover and put public transport to the test

 

A 600-strong group of young disabled campaigners will go undercover from today, as a major UK wide investigation is launched into public transport access for disabled people.

 

The Muscular Dystrophy UK Trailblazers, a network of disabled 16-30 year-olds, will put local station access, bus ramps, journey times, staff training and attitudes, and even the behaviour of fellow passengers, to the test, using surveys and undercover filming.

 

Their investigation will review the findings of a damning 2009 Trailblazers study, which found disabled people struggling with a lack of basic facilities at stations and on trains, waiting hours for buses with working ramps and paying inflated prices for accessible taxis.

 

The group hopes to uncover whether repeated promises by transport providers to improve services and investment in the wake of the…

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