Many of us may not notice safety measures in train stations, but they are a lifeline for the visually impaired and others with disabilities.
Sadly, not all stations have these measures, such as tactile paving and warnings over audio announcements. A constituent of Lewisham East very sadly lost his life when he fell in front of a train – due to not knowing the edge of the platform.
That’s why I’m calling on the Department for Transport to roll-out these measures swiftly. See my question to the Transport Secretary below.
One of my constituents tragically died in a railway station which lacked safety measures for blind people.
I'm calling on @transportgovuk to swiftly roll-out audio safety announcements at every station ⚠️📢
We must remove every hazard disabled people face when travelling. @RNIB pic.twitter.com/0JqwA2h6rc
— Janet Daby MP (@JanetDaby) June 28, 2021