London TravelWatch holds successful interchange matters seminar

London TravelWatch holds successful interchange matters seminar

24 July 2019

We were delighted to welcome over 70 attendees from a wide range of organisations to our seventh Interchange Matters seminar on Wednesday 24 July in London's Living Room at City Hall. The event focused on accessibility, and the challenges people with physical and non-visible disabilities face when using the public transport network.

The audience included representatives from the rail industry, local authorities, user groups and various disability groups. We heard from Rupert Furness, Head of the Department for Transport’s Active Travel and Transport Team as he reviewed progress with the Government’s Inclusive Transport Strategy a year on from its launch.

Connor Lempriere, Senior Strategic Planner at Network Rail then spoke about the Railway for Everyone strategy that the organisation is developing with partners.

We then heard from Leo Capella from the National Autistic Society about some of the challenges people with autism face when using public transport.

Finally we heard from a panel featuring Andrew Sidgwick from Govia Thameslink Railway; Chris Price from the Disabled Person’s Advisory Committee; Francesca Caine, Chair of Hadley Wood Rail User Group and Mark Evers from Transport for London.

Notes from the seminar are now in the events section of the website along with a collection of tweets from the day relating to #interchangematters.

Further information

  • London TravelWatch is the official watchdog representing the interests of transport users in and around London, and independent of the transport operators and government. London TravelWatch is sponsored and funded by the London Assembly, part of the Greater London Authority.
  • For more information, please contact the London TravelWatch press office on 020 3176 5941 or 07734 055494.

 

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