Muscular Dystrophy Campaign’s Trailblazers win gold for transport campaign success!

An Olympian effort by Trailblazers from the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign has resulted in an agreement from TfL to ramp up their service to disabled customers. TfL will be providing portable ramps at some stations during the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games after our End of the Line campaign.

After an investigation into the accessibility of public transport, the Trailblazers launched the End of the Line report in 2009. The Muscular Dystrophy Campaign’s Trailblazers met with TfL to lobby for improvements to the London transport system. Now there is light at the end of the tunnel in our fight to make public transport accessible. TfL have agreed to use portable ramps at 16 stations across the capital, which have a gap between the platform and the train, during the Olympic and Paralympic Games this summer.

TfL staff will put the ramp in place when a wheelchair user wishes to board a train and call ahead to the destination station. If the ramps prove to be a success TfL will consider extending their use after the games finish. With Trailblazers fighting to stop accessibility issues being pushed underground, campaign success is within sight!

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