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That this House appreciates the efforts made to allow disabled persons to use rail services as easily as possible; notes, however, that having to give advance warning of travel by wheelchair-bound persons constitutes a great inconvenience for such rail users; further notes the timekeeping, health and safety and practicality issues involved in having to store mobile ramps for use at stations; calls for more research into the possibility of fitting automated disabled access ramps to all new rolling stock put into operation in the UK; and further calls on the Government to examine every possible development which could lead to this being put into action.
Total number of signatures: 56
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after `users;', insert `notes that the stepping height between platform and carriage at some stations, such as on the Manchester-bound platform at Kearsley Station in Bolton South East constituency, prohibits the use of trains by all wheelchair users and many other physically disabled people including older travellers;'.
Total number of signatures: 3
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