Monday, January 16, 2006

Long (time) train coming

The National Council of the Disabled (NRZP), the Czech Railways (CD), the Transport Ministry and the state-run Railway Infrastructure Administration have announced an effort to improve accessibility to rail travel in the Czech Republic. "From our point of view the ideal situation would be for any disabled person to simply arrive at the train station, buy a ticket, get on a train and travel to his or her chosen destination. It of course does not work that way today," said NRZP head Vaclav Krasa. The downside is definitely the timeline. Due to a lack of financial support, the changes are expected to be made gradually with a "significant transformation" taking place by 2015.


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