I promised I would come back to folk on the meeting regarding new train designs which I attended along with Pat McGuigan. Firstly let me say I am in awe of Pats knowledge of trains and their specifications.
It was very interesting and the basic design was met with a lot of approval. Initial reaction is that the rail company have put a lot of thought into the design and is a vast improvement. There were quite a few suggestions around communication of information and it looks like a hearing loop is going to be included in the design now. I will be meeting the Scottish Disabled Supporters Association in the next few weeks to discuss how we can work in partnership across the country, another interesting development.
Morven Brooks, SDEF Communications Manager, is holding a consultation roadshow on 9 July in Renfrew, with a representative from Scotrail there to take the discussion further. If you are interested in coming along contact Morven on 01259 272063 or email her at Morven.Brooks@sdef.org.uk to book your free place.