Unions criticise lack of wheelchair access on major train route
TransPennine Express accused of ripping up disability discrimination legislation
Wheelchair users will not be allowed on a third of trains on a major route in northern England this summer following the temporary reintroduction of 45-year-old carriages.
The main rail workers’ union accused TransPennine Express (TPE) of ripping up disability discrimination legislation and effectively operating a heritage railway by bringing back into service a number of inaccessible Mark 3 trains built in the 1970s for British Rail.
Source: Guardian Transport