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Transport for London have announced plans to make public transport more accessible for disabled passengers.

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Steps to improve disabled access

Transport for London has announced a range of measures to help disabled passengers.

  • 28 Underground and Overground stations to be made step-free over the next 10 years. TfL expect the number of step-free Tube journeys will treble by 2021.
  • More National Rail stations will also be made step-free.
  • Manual ramps will be installed at more stations to allow passengers to board carriages.
  • Spending £18m to ensure 95% of bus stops are easily accessible for wheelchairs by the end of 2016.
  • Spending £50m to train bus drivers on assisting disabled passengers.
  • Improving signs, maps and the TfL website so disabled passengers can find routes they can use.

TfL to take "accessibility to the next level"

Commuters queue for a packed rush hour tube train in central London. Credit: REUTERS/Andrew Winning

Mayor Boris Johnson and TFL will today outline a new plan to make London transport more accessible for disabled people.Today's programme will build on and expand existing projects to improve stations, stops and train with focus on access for disabled communters.

TfL says it wants to radically improve the information available to disabled passengers as they plan and makejourneys.

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