Tuesday, August 24, 2010

London Tube still may have access problems when Paralympics 2012 rolls into town

From Tom Edwards at the BBC:

With just over two years to the Paralympics I've been looking at how practical it is for wheelchair users to use the Tube.

The answer is - not very - unless you're with people who can lift you out of the Tube carriage.

At Stratford Station, there seem to be a number of problems including gaps between the trains and the platform.

There are also four lifts wheelchair users have to use to get out - one in particular seems to overload when a wheelchair and a carer are in it.

London Underground says it will look at the findings and say 25% of station will be step-free.