Access Needs Staff

Everyone knows that London Underground is woefully inaccessible to disabled people and others. A major programme of physical improvements to stations would increase access and create jobs. But access also means staff.

For example, RMT supports the continuing use of boarding ramps to enable access for mobility-impaired passengers to London Underground trains. This must be properly risk-assessed and have a safe and effective system of work, and requires adequate numbers of staff on every station to use the ramps.

28% of women and 15% of men do not feel safe using London public transport at all times of day and night. The measure that most women survey respondents wanted to see was more staff. (EVAW, 30/3/12)

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