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Australia misses 20-year public transport accessibility target as many train and tram networks fail people with disabilities

Australia has 960 train stations, and by the end of 2017, each state was required to have ensured that 90 per cent of their stations met accessibility standards. “Across the country, we would be at best 50 per cent compliance to those standards,” said Susie Pascoe, CEO of Sterling Infrastructure — a company that delivers services across Australia’s rail network and assesses the accessibility of stations and walkways around trains.

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Topics:
Inclusion and access, Transport

Author:
Alison Xiao

Source:
ABC

Date published:
Mon 16th Jan, 2023