Dis­abled ac­cess

Rail (UK) - - Network Strikes -

A key con­cern of both unions and lobby groups has been the as­sis­tance af­forded to wheel­chair users on ser­vices with­out an On Board Su­per­vi­sor, es­pe­cially at sta­tions that are not staffed dur­ing all hours of op­er­a­tion.

The new draft agree­ment states: “If the driver be­comes aware of a pas­sen­ger with re­duced mo­bil­ity wait­ing to board or alight from a ser­vice run­ning with­out an OBS, they should in­form the Sig­naller/Con­trol, who will take re­spon­si­bil­ity for mak­ing ap­pro­pri­ate ar­range­ments to as­sist the pas­sen­ger.”

As with pre­vi­ous ver­sions of the agree­ment, a joint work­ing party of eight com­pany and union of­fi­cials will mon­i­tor DOO.

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