Wheelchair users take legal action over ‘frustrating’ pace of tram upgrades

Commuters who use wheelchairs are taking legal action against the Victorian government and Melbourne’s tram operator over their failure to keep pace with federal standards for accessible public transport.

Five people with a range of disabilities are taking their case to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal, in what could be the first of several discrimination cases levelled against the government and Yarra Trams over the lag in overhauling Melbourne’s sprawling tram network.

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Timna Jacks

The Age

Date published:
Sun 27th Jun, 2021