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Question for Department for Transport

UIN 209228, tabled on 12 September 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the availability of websites which provide information about accessible journeys for disabled passengers after the closure of Transport Direct.

Answered on

14 October 2014

National accessible journey planning is the one core piece of Transport Direct functionality that was not previously available elsewhere. However, several transport information providers have developed equivalent services.

Traveline South, East & Midlands commissioned a national accessible journey planning capability that launched at the end of September. This uses the same data and functionality as Transport Direct, and has been tested and found to give comparable journey plans. Transport for London and plan to offer nationwide accessible planning functionality later in the year.

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