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EVENT: Passengers with Reduced Mobility Open Day – Your guide to flying with a disability

Written on: 5th January, 2017. Written by: James Davidson.

 Edinburgh Airport, assisted by the Queen Elizabeth’s Foundation for Disabled People Tryb4ufly service, invite you to join us for one or both of:  A practical session to learn how to make your journeys by air as smooth as possible (10am until 3pm).  A consultation group to allow collaboration between the airport, the disabled community and…

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Improved accessibility for Scottish ferry networks

Written on: 30th December, 2016. Written by: James Davidson.

The second round of awards from the Ferries Accessibility Fund will see around £180,000 spent on projects to further improve accessibility on Scotland’s ferries, Minister for Transport and the Islands Humza Yousaf has announced. The successful bidders are Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, Serco Northlink Ferries, Scrabster Harbour Trust, Shetland Islands Council and Caledonian Maritime Assets…

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Travelling Well with Dementia

Written on: 1st December, 2016. Written by: James Davidson.

Upstream is planning its first conference and you’re invited! If Scotland is to support people living with dementia to maintain their independence, continue community activities and retain social connections, then transport and related mobility providers need to respond and develop in ways that are informed by real-life experience. Upstream can help transport providers to understand…

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Edinburgh Waverley Railway Station – Taxi Access

Written on: 1st November, 2016. Written by: James Davidson.

  Edinburgh Access Panel have been working on issues around access at Waverley Station for many years. Recently they had a meeting with Miles Briggs MSP, who has launched a petition with a view to getting taxis allowed back into Waverley after they were banned from the station in 2014. The reason why this is…

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Public Transport Survey

Written on: 16th October, 2016. Written by: James Davidson.

            CIPTEC (Collective Innovation for Public Transport in European Cities) would like to get your views.  Please take part in their survey! Real time information apps, WiFi, special assistance services, alternative payment and pricing methods, social media, gamification, smart cards, etc., are among the innovations that re-shape the passengers travel…

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Launch of the Accessible Travel Framework!

Written on: 20th September, 2016. Written by: James Davidson.

Since the Accessibility Summit in March 2015, Transport Scotland has facilitated the work of a Steering Group to create Scotland’s first Accessible Travel Framework. The Steering Group includes membership from disabled people’s organisations, disability organisations, transport providers, local councils and professional bodies. The Framework has been co-produced through the Steering Group. This means it represents…

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Mystery Shoppers Wanted!

Written on: 10th September, 2016. Written by: James Davidson.

Help make rail travel more accessible for all travellers ScotRail has commissioned BDRC Continental to explore the experiences of assisted travel customers through a mystery shopper project. This is an incredibly important piece of work to help focus ScotRail’s attention on what needs to be improved for assisted travel customers, and so we want to…

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