Disabled people cannot use over 40% of train stations

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Research conducted by the charity, Leonard Cheshire, has found that steps prevent disabled people from using 40% of Great Britain’s railway stations.  Broken down, the report finds that 40% of stations in England, 50% in Scotland and 32% in Wales do not have full step-free access available for disabled people.  The lack of disabled access makes it very hard and inconvenient for disabled people using the railway and travelling independently.  Research has found that even at stations with step-free access, a ramp is often needed to get from the platform to the train which requires extra assistance, a service which is not always available.

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