Time to take a trip on the railways, but this time - from the perspective of someone with a disability. I went and met Dominic Lund-Conlon, who is the Accessibility and Inclusion Manager for Rail Delivery Group, and we took a trip on Greater Anglia from Chelmsford to Sudbury and return, and talk all about accesssible travel!
Dominic booked his assistance by calling his train operator – you can book assistance with ANY operator for ANY journey, even if they have nothing to do with the journey itself (so for example you can call LNER for a journey from Exeter to Paddington). All of the contact details are at: https://www.nationalrail.co.uk/stations_destinations/disabled_passengers.aspx.
The brilliant ‘toilet map’ is actually the marvellous National Rail Accessibility Map : https://accessmap.nationalrail.co.uk
This video is fully captioned/subtitled. It would be weird to have a video about accessibility and not have it subtitled, it’s what made me realise recently that ALL my videos should be captioned properly. YouTube though does NOT support Audio Description, otherwise I’d have done that too. There’s a lot of people waiting on YouTube to add that in as a feature …
Dominic is clearly wearing a jacket with the www.reviewmywheelchair.co.uk logo on it! That’s a wheelchair review website where if you’re interested, you can find reviews of wheelchairs.