Disabled and older Londoners are being invited to a special exhibition showing how the capital’s transport network is being made more accessible.
The one-day event Access All Areas is being held by Transport for London on and 2 October and is supported by ExCeL London which is donating use of its the exhibition area.
To register visit www.tfl.gov.uk/access-all-areas.
Attendees will be able to see and interact with a number of exhibits including full-scale mock-ups of Tube stations equipped with ramps to ease boarding of trains and ‘talking’ bollards which give directions to visually-impaired people.
They will also be able to take part in seminars hosted by TfL board member Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, Tube managing director Mike Brown and surface transport managing director Leon Daniels.
Also on show will be TfL’s new ‘Innovation Bus’ which tells passengers on the lower deck when there are seats upstairs.
Isabel Dedring, Boris Johnson’s transport deputy, said: “Making London’s transport network more accessible is a top priority for the Mayor.
“To boost accessibility we have recently introduced the UK’s first bridge style ramp on the Underground and a new ‘turn up and go’ service on London Overground. Of course, there is still more to do and that is why we have a raft of improvements planned to make it easier to travel around the capital.”
Exhibitors/Participants at the show include:
• Leading train companies
• University College London – PAMELA accessibility laboratory
• Transport academics, commentators and management
• London Councils
• Transport for All
• Guide Dogs
• London TravelWatch
• Computer Cab
• National Express