1. Alison MacKenzie

Fight for better disabled access on public transport

Campaigners fighting for better access for disabled people on public transport have lobbied the Transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin.

They arrived in London and were joined by Paralympian Baroness Grey Thompson and the Labour MP Jack Dromey.

They are angry at train companies who are taking staff away from stations which they say means disabled passengers can no longer use them.

A Department for Transport spokesperson said:

“Our £400m Access for All programme has already improved access to stations and this work continues.

“The fund will provide a step free route at at least 154 stations by 2015 and smaller scale improvements at over 1,000 stations and a further £100m was recently announced to extend the programme to 2019.”