In Wales, train cars are being updated and modified, as part of a plan to make sure rail services are fully accessible for customers with reduced mobility. By the end of 2019, all trains in Wales will be compliant with EU regulations known as Persons of Reduced Mobility. The regulations were created to ensure there are no barriers for using public transport.
Bethan Jelfs, Director of Customer Services at Arriva, the company that operates passenger trains across Wales, told the Cambrian News, “The improvements will make a huge difference to passengers with restricted mobility, visual and hearing impairments. We are delighted to welcome the newly modified train back onto the Cambrian line as a part of this programme of investment across the whole fleet. This means that our services are more accessible to all passengers than ever before.”
Read the full article in the Cambrian News here.