New train travel app set to transform lives for disabled travellers in the UK

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A new travel travel app is set to make travelling by train a far better customer experience for disabled travellers.

The app is set to be rolled out nationwide and will offer user the ability to update station staff on where a passenger is at any point.

Early adoption by four pioneering rail companies has helped test the early version of the app with a final version to be made available next year from autumn.

Leading campaigners such as paralympian Anne Wafula-Strike have endorsed the new app with Anne commenting that the app would ” empower disabled people to travel without any fear”.

Current systems mean passengers with any mobility problems need to use archaic systems that regularly present problems between those providing service at the UK’s train stations and would be travellers.

Claire D’All from team OOVIRT has previously spoken about her own experience of travelling by train and the issues faced.

OOVIRT has now been in contact with Rail Delivery Group to see if it will be possible to test the app and then share the experience.

Be sure to stay tuned for more details.

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