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Warning Over Disabled People On Cornish Public Transport

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2:42pm 6th February 2013

Pirate FM has learnt eight out of ten people in Cornwall would not help if they saw a disabled person being bullied on the bus or train.

A Duchy charity has revealed the extent of problems facing people with learning difficulties on public transport.

The Brandon Trust found a quarter of people got frustrated when their journey was delayed by other people.

It also claimed sixty-two percent of people would like to think they'd intervene if they saw someone getting bullied on public transport, but concerns about their safety might stop them from doing so.

Representatives from the charity have been meeting MPs at the House of Commons on Wednesday afternoon, and are calling on the government to provide more support.

Lynn Toman, Area Director for Cornwall, said: "People are not sure, sometimes unsure about what to do, and whether they're interfering. Just ask, ask if someone's alright. It's something that we would do to anybody. You know, if you've got some compassion, just ask. Ask if they want some assistance, ask if they're alright.

"Bus routes don't cover all the areas that people need to get to. People use trains much more in the county. So it is absolutely crucial to stop the isolation, to enable people to work, and to get around the county."

2:42pm 6th February 2013

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