Navigating public transport with invisible disabilities

08 October 2019

London’s transport system is slowly changing to accommodate those with physical disabilities.

Currently, there are 200 step-free stations across Transport for London’s (TfL) network but much more work needs to be done.

As well as those with visible disabilities, Londoners with invisible disabilities need just as much support to use the transport system.

It is often difficult to use public transport when living with mental health conditions, autism, long-term health conditions, impaired mobility, and visual or hearing impairments.


Tomorrow, the London Assembly Transport Committee will discuss the barriers and challenges to making London’s streets and public transport accessible and inclusive. The Committee will also discuss what could be done by the Mayor and Transport for London (TfL) to help.


The guests are:

  • Staynton Brown, TfL
  • Christina Calderato, TfL
  • Helen McAllister, Network Rail
  • Kirsty Hoyle, Transport for All
  • Alan Benson, Transport for All


In the first part of the meeting, the Committee will be speaking to London TravelWatch about its 2020-2021 business plan and merger with Transport Focus.


The meeting will take place tomorrow on Wednesday, 9 October 2019 at 10:00am in The Chamber (The Queen’s Walk, London SE1).


Media and members of the public are invited to attend


The meeting can also be viewed LIVE via webcast.


Follow us: @LondonAssembly and take part in the meeting discussion using #AssemblyTransport and #InclusiveTransport.

Notes to editors

  1. Full agenda papers
  2. Florence Eshalomi AM, Chair of the Transport Committee, is available for interview – see contact details below.
  3. London Assembly Transport Committee.
  4. As well as investigating issues that matter to Londoners, the London Assembly acts as a check and a balance on the Mayor.

For media enquiries, please contact Funmi Olutoye on 020 7084 2713.  For out of hours media enquiries, call 020 7983 4000 and ask for the London Assembly duty press officer.  Non-media enquiries should be directed to the Public Liaison Unit on 020 7983 4100.

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