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​Special Report: Setting gold standards for accessible transport at London 2012

31 July 2014

​Special Report: Setting gold standards for accessible transport at London 2012 image

ECT Charity is marking one year since the London Olympics and Paralympics with a special report celebrating its gold-standard performance providing ‘Accessible Shuttles’ that helped spectators with disabilities get to watch the Olympics during London 2012.

The report relates the untold story of the remarkable achievements of 24 community transport organisations who joined forces to provide a world-beating accessible transport service for Olympic and Paralympic visitors.

Led by ECT Charity, the community transport providers delivered 100,000 passenger journeys with 150 vehicles operated by 550 drivers and 750 specially trained support staff. On their busiest day the community transport team delivered almost 5,500 trips.

The report was presented to Mayor Boris and transport minister Norman Baker this week. Mayor Boris called the team the ‘unsung heroes’ of London 2012.

At the launch, Anna Whitty, Chief Executive of ECT Charity, called on MPs, councillors and executives in central and local government to ensure that support for accessible transport would be at the heart of the London 2012 legacy. Read the full story here.


Categories: London 2012

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