£300 million plan to improve transport for disabled passengers

The Government has launched an Inclusive Transport Strategy to improve accessibility across all types of travel for people with visible and less visible disabilities.

The strategy – backed with funding of up to £300 million – will significantly benefit passengers with disabilities in Fareham.

It includes investment in rail accessibility infrastructure, commitments to produce league tables which highlight operators that are delivering the best service for disabled people, and funding for Changing Places accessible toilets at motorway service stations.

With this new funding, the transport network can go further. Transport helps us get to work, stay in touch with friends and family, and access vital services like healthcare and education. It is right that we work to achieve a genuinely inclusive transport network, which meets the needs of all people, regardless of whether they are disabled or not.

Department for Transport, News story, 25 July 2018, link.