Crossrail Shows The Way On Mobility Issues

It was not so much a red letter day as a purple letter one for commuters last week, as Crossrail’s Elizabeth Line finally got up and running and saw a million passengers in its first week.

Marked with a purple circle similar to the red of the Underground and the orange of the Overground, the service finally began operating after innumerable delays, albeit only from Abbey Wood in south-east London to Paddington; passengers from Berkshire will have to wait a little longer for the route to link up at Reading.

Nonetheless, those who could use it were delighted with the standard of facilities, with cavernous stations in the underground sections, comfortable seats and plenty of space designed for those with mobility issues, with four spaces for wheelchair users on every train and priority seating marked with distinctive moquette patterns.

These on-train facilities can be readily enjoyed by those with mobility issues because every one of the 41 stations on the line has step-free access to the platform.

Once the line does open as far as Reading, therefore, people with mobility issues living in the town will have some fine facilities dedicated to their needs.

This is just how it should be to enable people to live life to the full, but that matters as much in the home as on the train. That is why any job undertaken in a home to design or redesign it to offer mobility facilities should be thorough and ensure full access for the client. Bath lifts in Reading are every bit as important as railway station lifts.

After all, the numerous delays that have taken place down the years have forced people to live without Crossrail and for Reading residents this will continue until the autumn – assuming there are no further delays.

For those currently living in Berkshire without the kind of mobility services they need in their bathrooms, however, there is no reason for delay. Contact us today.

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