Equal Access on the railways – how much longer?

There is quite rightly, a great deal of anger about the failure of the rail industry to meet the 1st January 2020 deadline for all UK passenger trains to be fully accessible. Some of the extensions have been granted years into the future, despite more than a decade to either refurbish or replace non-compliant rolling … Continue reading Equal Access on the railways – how much longer?

Julian Vaughan – a strong voice for rail users

I believe we should judge our society by how we treat the most vulnerable within it. I am founder of the Bedfordshire Rail Access Network which campaigns for step-free access for train stations across Bedfordshire. We were successful in campaign for funding for Biggleswade train station and we will push for this work to be … Continue reading Julian Vaughan – a strong voice for rail users

Budget brings little cheer for the ‘just about managing’ in NE Bedfordshire

Theresa May recently announced the end of austerity, however in spite of the give-aways there is little cheer in the Chancellor’s budget for many across North East Bedfordshire. The raising of the income tax thresholds will mean that those on the highest incomes in the county will gain far more than low and middle income … Continue reading Budget brings little cheer for the ‘just about managing’ in NE Bedfordshire