Wheelworld Railway

Scottish Parliament criticises access cash cuts

Posted in Access For All, News, Scotland by Wheel World Dad on May 2, 2010

This is in response to the BBC News Article http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/8656222.stm .

I’m in agreement that this cash should not be cut.  Its quite important that access for all should continue unhindered.

Why?

Because we are striving for a change in accessing all of our railways – not just the main stations and perceived main destinations of those who need access.

Because in partnership, disabled people are working forward to attain the same levels of independence any able bodied person might have.

Because disabled people want to travel too.

We are living in an economy where we need to get more for less.  So why shouldn’t we try to get more?  Isn’t £2.5 million on a lift a little excessive?  So – lets find why it costs so much and adjust that.  But not at the expense of disabled people.