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Assistance for the blind and partially sighted at the Sussex train stations

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New TOUCH sensitive maps have been introduced at major train stations to help blind passengers.

Govia Tamslin, who manages southern services in Sussex, has spent ,000 700,000 on maps.

The new “realistic” designs were launched in collaboration with the Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNBB) at 33 sites on the network.

Includes upgrading of Brighton, Crawley, Three Bridges, Warding, Gring, Shoreham and Highlands Heights stations.

GTR maps want to make sites and services accessible to blind passengers and people with visual impairments.

Brighton Collection Supervisor Adrian Davis and the new Navigation Map

It includes work on renovating white and yellow binding stations for partially sighted people to see the top of the stairs and help them know when they are at the top.

Loudspeaker ads will be improved and the forums will have new information displays and help points.

The lines and signs drawn by the Royal National Institute of the Blind (RNBB) mean that the maps can be used by blind and partially sighted passengers. There are also Braille translations published.

Heywards Heath - Staff member Sam Hugit next to a map touching the parking lot 2

Heywards Heath – Staff member Sam Hugit next to a map touching the parking lot 2

“We have been campaigning for several years to make train travel more accessible to the blind and partially sighted,” said Mi Lee Lill, a consultant on RNIB Access Maps, Images and Signals.

A key part of this work is ensuring access to train stations and ensuring support for people around them.

We thank Govian Tamsinkink for supporting this project by loading the RNIB maps for all four stations.

“These maps will help blind people walk independently and confidently.”

Three bridges team leader Darill Stanley looks at the new tactical map

Three bridges team leader Darill Stanley looks at the new tactical map

“We are listening to our promise to make it easier for our disabled customers to travel and access other people with access,” said Chris Foul, Southern Customer Service Director. T

“Chase Smart RNIB maps and other minor but important improvements should make a real difference to sites.”

Minister of Railways and Accessibility Chris Heton-Harris added: “I am pleased to see that GITR is bringing this important initiative to the benefit of the blind and partially sighted passengers when people return to our tracks.

Better Accessibility - Three bridges have a wider extra door for wheelchair users and carts

Better Accessibility – Three bridges have a wider extra door for wheelchair users and carts

I am determined to ensure that the railway network is open to all, and that these maps ensure that passengers can travel confidently through some of the busiest stations in Sussex and Hertford.

For more information visit: southrailway.com/about-us/our-commitments/improving-your-stations

To learn more about RNIB, visit: rnib.org.uk

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