A third of rail passengers with sight loss have been left stranded on platforms in London

The survey found that many passengers with sight loss find train travel difficult. Credit: PA

A survey by the Guide Dogs charity found that 34% of passengers with sight loss have missed trains in London because they didn't get the help or information they needed to board a train.

Passengers with disabilities often rely on staff to help them on and off carriages. But the charity found that 47% of the people surveyed said they believed staff did not have the proper knowledge on what was required. Late changes to departure platforms was also another reason given why passengers were left stranded.

The charity is calling for more training for staff:

The Rail Delivery Group, which represents the train operators, said the Government is spending an extra £300m over the next five years to improve accessibility for disabled passengers.