Digital future for UK roads network focus of new Commission study

Harnessing the potential of digitally connected autonomous cars and commercial vehicles to increase road safety, tackle congestion and improve the accessibility of transport services will be the focus of a new National Infrastructure Commission study on connected and autonomous mobility (CAM). The government has this week published the terms of reference for the study, first announced in […]

Wolverhampton bus station “one of UK’s most accessible transport hubs”

Wolverhampton has become one of the UK’s most accessible bus stations after joining New York and Barcelona in testing the latest, inclusive technology. Transport for West Midlands has unveiled new smart codes at Wolverhampton Bus Station, giving passengers immediate access to wayfinding details and live travel information on their mobile phones. The six-month trial is […]

Improving accessibility for users of the countryside in Watton

Watton Parish Council have been successful in obtaining a grant from the Lissett Wind Farm Community Fund to enable them to improve accessibility of a local public right of way.  The path is a popular local walk but has often suffered from poor accessibility through the winter period. The works undertaken have ensured that users […]

People in Wales facing transport poverty reality, says Sustrans report

People across Wales are suffering the effects of transport poverty, according to a new report by Sustrans. Making the Connection, a new report published by Sustrans Cymru, has called for urgent action to aid those most in need of support and frozen out of transport options. Making the Connection outlines the stark reality of unaffordable and […]

Atkins complete 1,000th Stations Accessibility Audit of UK rail stations

Atkins – a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group – has completed the 1,000th stations accessibly audit at Oban railway station in Scotland, as part of a Government programme to boost inclusivity across the transportation network. The audit – which was originally pledged in the Williams-Shapps Plan for Rail – will help identify improvements and highlight […]

TfL asks its customers in London to help shape the future of step-free access

Transport for London (TfL) has launched a public consultation to shape future step-free access priorities and improvements on the London Underground network, the first of its kind in 15 years. The consultation, which runs until 10 February 2022, has been designed to help TfL identify which aspects of making London Underground stations more accessible it […]

National strategy launched to boost accessibility for disabled passengers

The Department for Transport (DfT) has announced plans to improve accessibility for disabled travellers in the UK, including new regulations for bus operators. Disabled passengers will have better access to public transport and a bigger say in how they travel, under a new strategy that will boost inclusivity across the entire network. The Department for […]


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