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Letter: Stop TransPennine Express from running inaccessible trains

Date published: 08 June 2018


Dear Editor,

TransPennine Express (TPE- part of First Group) is going to run services that are totally inaccessible to wheelchair-users.

This is an abuse of the Equality Act 2010 and an abrogation of the Rights of Disabled People.

Greater Manchester Coalition of Disabled People are calling people to sign the Disability News Service petition demanding that TransPennine Express and First Group abandon this discriminatory and likely unlawful plan, and make the necessary arrangements to ensure that every train service it runs is accessible to disabled people.

Concerned readers of Rochdale Online can add their voices to the Parliamentary petition at:

https://www.change.org/p/leo-goodwin-stop-transpennine-express-from-running-unlawful-inaccessible-trains

Thank you.

Yours,

Andrew Wastling

The views expressed are those of the author of the letter and not those of Rochdale Online.


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