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Rail stations ‘not meeting disabled access guidelines’

  • October 12, 2009
  • Bruce Bromley

Disability groups say some of the Hunter’s busy railway stations are failing to meet access guidelines.

The CEO of Disability Advocacy, Mark Grierson, says many disabled people need to use public transport to get around, but struggle to access train stations.

He says the issue needs to be addressed.

“It’s a bread and butter issue that’s got to be constantly looked at,” he said.

“Our system is designed for cars and pedestrians – no-one ever thinks about someone in a wheelchair or a scooter or a walking frame who has to get around the city in our area.

“Some of the railway stations like Cardiff has been an ongoing problem and the Broadmeadow station ramps don’t meet the access guidelines still.”