I’m Chloe, a 30 year old writer and I rely on trains. I use them to see friends, go to my course and visit exhibitions.
But at the moment, travelling on the train makes me really anxious.
Once I’m on the train, I have to rely on staff and sometimes members of the public to get me off at the right stop. In the past I’ve ended up begging the guard to help.
I often feel stranded and completely helpless! It’s so stressful and exhausting.
Leonard Cheshire’s research has found that 35 per cent of disabled people say they have experienced problems using trains in the last year.
Train journeys need to be accessible from end to end. That means people are able to get into the station, onto the train, off the train and out of the station the other side with ease.
Good quality, accessible public transport means that disabled people can live, learn and work independently as they choose.
Please sign this petition calling on the Secretary of State for Transport to improve train journeys for disabled people.