The Transport For London’s exhibition at the Excel Centre yesterday showed the current level of access on London transport with life-size mock-ups of Tube and rail stations and street environments, interactive exhibits, talks and people on hand to discuss issues and solutions regarding transport. It was a chance to discuss what TfL are doing right and…

Greenford is going to become the first tube station in England with an incline lift when work finishes there in 2015. The incline lift is an innovative new design that runs alongside the escalators making it easier to install than a traditional vertical lift. Incline lifts are already in use in many major European cities…

I am a lucky Londoner. I managed to get my hands on tickets for two Olympic events. As a wheelchair user, it is even more fortunate that the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympics Games are set to be the ‘most accessible yet’ according to Transport For London (TFL). However, after testing out my route from…

You may have seen Lucy Webster previously reporting on the Coldplay concert (follow this link). Here she has ventured to Paris via Eurostar and there are some useful tips on the definition of disabled rooms as well as some tips on ‘ligging’ preferential entry to the sites – Editor. Having just finished my AS exams, I wanted to…

On a recent visit to Kaohsiung (Taiwan’s second city, population around 3 million) I was struck by the excellent disabled facilities that put London to shame. Firstly each stop of the new underground system seems to have disabled lift access direct to the platforms. Also there is only a small gap and no step up/down…