London TravelWatch held its seventh interchange matters event at London's Living Room at City Hall, this time focusing on accessibility for people with physical and non-visible disabilities.
We heard from speakers including Rupert Furness, Deputy Director, Active and Accessible Travel at the Department for Transport about the current state of the Government's Inclusive Transport Strategy, Connor Lempriere, Senior Strategic Planner (Freight & National Passenger Operators), System Operator at Network Rail about the Railway for Everyone strategy and Leo Capella, Autism Access Specialist from the National Autistic Society about the challenges people with autism face when using the public transport network*.
We then heard from an industry panel about the work their organisations had done to improve accessible travel. This included Chris Price from the Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee (DPTAC), Francesca Caine from Hadley Wood Rail User Group, Andrew Sidgwick from Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) and Mark Evers from Transport for London (TfL).
*Links to videos from Leo Capella's presentation: