Transport for London (TfL) will host its second Access All Areas exhibition. This free event will bring together around 2000 disabled and older customers with transport professionals and decision-makers. The interactive engagement event will enable customer conversations, consultation and feedback with some of the most respected service providers, suppliers, academics, innovators, and planning authorities leading the way in accessible transport.

It will be an opportunity for customers to find out more about the accessible services available to them and build their knowledge and confidence to travel. Industry professionals will also have the chance to see the latest transport innovations and find out more about our plans for the future. TFL are keen to showcase the very best of accessible London, and beyond.

Event objectives/outcomes

  • Showcase examples of best practice across all modes and services to improve end-to-end journeys
  • Help customers to overcome perceived and real barriers short and long term, by improving knowledge and helping build their confidence in services
  • Enable networking between technology and design innovators, transport professionals and government bodies, as well as our customers and their organisations
  • Enable networking between technology, and design innovators, transport professionals and government bodies, as well as with customers and representative organisations
  • Gather feedback and insight from disabled and older people attending the event to help shape and strengthen policy, strategy and decision making

Exhibition zones

Zone 1: Trains and Stations (and trams) – Discover what we’re doing to make our trains and stations more accessible. Stands include DLR, LU, Trams, Elizabeth Line and even a pop-up Overground station.

Zone 2: Roads and Street – Vehicles will be on display for attendees to experience: buses, taxis and a Dial-a-Ride vehicle will all be on show with ramps deployed ready to demonstrate all their accessible functions. Also represented in this zone are CPOS and National Express and Victoria Coach station. There will also be audible and green man authority pedestrian crossings ready for demonstration and discussion with TfL engineers.

Zone 3: Design and Services – Attendees are encouraged to have their say on TfL services and proposals at our Customer Services and Consultation stands. Learn more about Emirates Air Line, Woolwich Ferry, London River Services, tactile paving and accessible work sites as well as what makes a streetscape healthy. Try out mobility bikes on a dedicated track with Bikeworks and meet with Transport for All, London Vision, RNIB and Guide Dogs for the Blind on their stands.

Zone 4: Future and Tech – this zone is all about the technological advancements that will aim to improve accessibility in the near future. A driverless car will be on display. Tech start-ups Urban Things and Ethos Farm will be displaying their respective apps/projects along with UCL and the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design. Speak to the Mayor’s Transport Strategy team too about our accessibility plans.

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