'I feared for my health': disabled actor tells of nightmare train journey
Samantha Renke, who starred in Maltesers ads, says accessible toilet and disabled area were blocked with luggage during two-and-a-half-hour trip
A disabled actor has told the Guardian she was left “really upset” and fearful for her health after a train company failed to provide easy access to her reserved space and an accessible toilet during a two-and-a-half-hour train journey.
Samantha Renke, who recently starred in high-profile adverts for Maltesers, has brittle bone disease, which means she is susceptible to injury and has to use a wheelchair. She was travelling from Preston to London on Virgin Trains on 27 December and was unable to take her seat because the disabled area she had reserved was filled with bags.
@VirginTrains all staff were aware of it but seemed to be difference of opinion among them as to whether or not they should move luggage
Source: Guardian Transport