A Statement of Opinion has been raised by representatives of all four political parties at the National Assembly for Wales calling upon the Welsh Assembly Government to work with Arriva Trains Wales to improve the accessibility of railway stations to disabled people.
The Statement of Opinion, raised by Jenny Randerson AM (Liberal Democrat), David Melding AM (Conservative), Anne Jones AM (Labour) and Bethan Jenkins AM (Plaid Cymru) notes that only 45% of railway stations in Wales have access for people in wheelchairs. It also notes that 83% of railway stations are unstaffed and that many disabled people are reluctant to use the railways for fear of being stranded at a station.
The full text of the Statement of Opinion is available here.
Wales Social Partners Unit, 17th February 2009