London Transport and the Upcoming Olympics

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Will the London Olympics be a casualty of misguided austerities? Lady Tanni Grey-Thompson fears so with threats to the continued existence of the Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee (DPTAC) established in 1985. Citing the lamentable states of London transport for those with disabilities she notes:

"It's a complex issue. For disabled people it is incredibly hard to be spontaneous. If you wish to travel by train you have to book 24 or 48 hours in advance. You have to check there are accessible toilets on the train.

"I know too many people, myself included, who find it incredibly difficult just to navigate around the UK. Travelling from London to the north east of England you sometimes have to be put off at York to use facilities."

Press release:

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ukpress/article/ALeqM5gniNHX-8jKhTKPmJUL_NJv717h0A?docId=N0184981300908556470A

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