Improvements for Disability Access on London's Transport System

Meeting: 
MQT on 2012-09-19
Session date: 
September 19, 2012
Reference: 
2012/2788
Question By: 
Valerie Shawcross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

There were some major improvements in signage, communication and temporary access facilities such as ramps on London's Transport system during the Olympics and Paralympics, will you respond to the calls of Disability organisations to maintain these improvements after the Olympic period?

Answer

Answer for Improvements for Disability Access on London's Transport System

Answer for Improvements for Disability Access on London's Transport System

Answered By: 
The Mayor

We have invested hundreds of millions of pounds in making the transport network more accessible in the last few years, giving a permanent legacy for disabled passengers and people with reduced mobility. Manual boarding ramps will remain in use for the next few months while a review is conducted to see if they are permanently viable and to assess potential locations for future use. Improvements to communication, such as upgraded access options on Journey Planner and films about accessible travel in London, will remain and we will continue to engage and communicate with disabled people. Signage during the Games was a great success and TfL is conducting a review this autumn to agree what enhancements can be made to its permanent signs.