Trams are just the job for us - disability group
Reporter: Richard Hooton
Date online: 14 December 2012
AN award-winning disability group has given access to the new Derker and Shaw & Crompton tram stops the thumbs up on a visit just days before the Metrolink line opens.
The Transport for Greater Manchester Disability Design Reference Group (DDRG) — which has had a role in the design process for access-related aspects of the expanded Metrolink network — visited the new stops to review how well they meet the needs of disabled people.
Six of the group’s members took one of the first test trams between the Derker and Shaw & Crompton stops before the scheduled opening this Sunday.
Philip Purdy, TfGM’s Metrolink Director, said: “When it comes to accessibility Metrolink already raises the bar very high, but by reviewing each stop with the Disability Design Reference Group, we aim to pick up on even the smallest of issues.
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