Storm Event Transition and Transport
Our most recent Storm event was held the last week of May in cardiff. Our event was focused around Transport and Transitions. We held the event in the WCB Office Meeting room and had guests from Cardiff Bus, Transport for Wales and Guide Dogs. They all came to talk about the different accessibility services that are available to their customers. Carys from Cardiff Bus spoke about they’re talking buses, the use of the Cardiff Bus app and Concessionary passes. Geraint from TFW shared the plans for the future development of the trains and stations, the use of the orange wallet and what accessibility options are currently available to passengers at the moment. This includes, discounted rail fayre, assistance while travelling and information that is available online. Nathan Foy from Guide Dogs Cymru also joined us for the meeting and was able to give information one what work is being done to campaign and raise awareness of issues around accessibility. He also asked for feedback of peoples experiences good or bad whilst using public transport be that buses or trains. This information will then be feed back to the accessibility panel.
Unfortunately because the session ran longer than we’d expected as a lot of discussion arose from the information that was being provided we only had time to have a brief conversations around transition and peoples experiences and stories of this. We will follow up with people who had stories they wanted share in the future to collect a series of their experiences.
We hope to run similar events in other areas of Wales.
If you have any experiences or stories around transport or transition you would like to share please get in touch with us at StormWCB.