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To: First TransPennine Express

Hull Paragon Station - keep the station accessible for disabled people! keep the gate open!

Hull Paragon Station - keep the station accessible for disabled people! keep the gate open!

We would like First TransPennine to provide unrestricted access to the only pick-up and drop-off point and disabled car parking bays at Hull Paragon station, by leaving the Anlaby Road gate open throughout the day.

Why is this important?

For many disabled people this is the ONLY accessible route into the station.

First Transpennine are suggesting that disabled people should call a mobile number and wait for a member of staff to open the gate. This will result in:

• People being left, possibly on their own and feeling vulnerable, whilst they are waiting to be permitted entry.
• Longer journey times –people would need to get the station earlier.
• Unfair treatment – disabled people need to do something different to non-disabled people to gain access to the station.

This will also impact on non-disabled people too!!!

• Inconvenience, especially for occasional users, for example people going on holiday, with luggage and children, who are arriving by taxi, will have to wait for the gate to be opened or walk around the station.
• Waiting time at the drop off point is 20 minutes – negotiating the closed gate will inevitably take longer than this now when picking someone up, increasing the risk of a financial penalty.

The closure is being trialled to protect station staff, but disabled people shouldn't suffer because of this. Alternate solutions should be found that don't result in disabled people being left without access.

Hull

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Reasons for signing

  • I am disabled but because I don't like people feeling sorry for me I do my very best to look as ordinary as possible. There are more people than anyone realises who have disabilities which DO NOT SHOW. They can be Heart or Lung conditions or skeletal problems e.g. severe spinal problems creating difficulty in walking, carrying objects or standing for long periods in lines. Think before you berate someone, you would not like to be in their shoes..........

Updates

2019-08-12 16:56:02 +0100

Petition is successful with 52,871 signatures

2019-08-07 20:50:50 +0100

50,000 signatures reached

2019-07-18 16:03:14 +0100

Today Hull City Councillors voted in a motion of no confidence in Transpennine Express ability to run Hull Paragon Station. Thank you everyone who has signed. Let’s keep the pressure up!!

2019-07-16 21:44:10 +0100

Hull Labour Group are issuing a motion of no confidence in Transpennine Express’s ability to deliver a safe and accessible interchange. If they can’t do it we need someone else who can!

2019-07-16 21:39:11 +0100

https://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/news/health/hull-paragon-anlaby-road-disabled-3095359?fbclid=IwAR2NEXcB-OrGajRXpZ9Aqr71rtzZeVBNqixZBkPp1EQ8TE--UVRE_q8a03E

2019-07-11 15:25:25 +0100

20,000 signatures reached

2019-07-09 11:40:23 +0100

10,000 signatures reached

2019-06-28 22:36:31 +0100

I met with Transpennine Express today discussions were productive and I put my case across clearly. Having so many signatures, really added weight to my arguments. Let’s see what happens on Monday.

2019-06-28 09:54:00 +0100

https://t.co/56essaLNKN?ssr=true
Labour Minister showing support!!

2019-06-27 23:04:26 +0100

5,000 signatures reached

2019-06-23 10:19:19 +0100

https://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/news/hull-east-yorkshire-news/hull-paragon-entrance-closure-passengers-3006689.amp?__twitter_impression=true

2nd Hull Daily Mail article

2019-06-23 10:17:38 +0100

https://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/news/hull-east-yorkshire-news/partially-sighted-womans-anger-over-3007151.amp?__twitter_impression=true

Hull Daily Mail article

2019-06-19 12:40:28 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2019-06-18 18:02:57 +0100

500 signatures reached

2019-06-18 09:49:45 +0100

100 signatures reached

2019-06-18 08:58:39 +0100

50 signatures reached

2019-06-18 08:31:29 +0100

25 signatures reached

2019-06-18 08:09:19 +0100

10 signatures reached