Disabled and older rail passengers make their voices heard

Action for Rail joined forces with Transport for All, the National Pensioners Convention and Disabled People Against Cuts last month to get the message over that cuts to staff on trains and stations would have a massive impact on disabled and older rail passengers.

We jointly produced a report What does the future of rail staffing mean for disabled and older passengers? looking at how government proposals for rail cost savings is putting up to 20,000 jobs at risk across the rail network and what this will mean for those passengers with mobility and access issues.

Then we rocked up at Westminster to put our concerns directly to the transport minister, Norman Baker MP:

DPAC and Transport For All activists confront rail minister at Westminster. Photo: Jess Hurd report-digital.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rail minister Norman Baker faces questions from disabled passengers, photo Jess Hurd reportdigital.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lianna Etkind of Transport for All puts questions to rail minister, photo Jess Hurd reportdigital.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 After that, we made a stand outside Kings Cross station, handing out over 1,500 postcards to passengers in just over an hour!

Disabled passenger hands out postcards to commuters at Kings Cross station, photo Jess Hurd reportdigital.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sean McGovern, Chair of TUC Disabled Workers' Committee. Photo Jess Hurd report-digital.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Protestors at Kings Cross station. Photo Jess Hurd report-digital.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Disabled and older passengers protest outside Kings Cross station, photo Jess Hurd reportdigital.co.uk