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Paralympic athlete helps promote accessible travel

Transport for Wales has announced that they have teamed up with one of Wales’ top Paralympian athletes to show just how accessible the railway.

In the video, Nathan boards a train at Bridgend and travels down to Swansea. The video is designed for anyone with mobility issues who may have be anxious or unsure about using public transport.

“The process was really good and I was really impressed,” said Nathan, 31, from Bridgend.

“The majority of my travel has always been me driving because my experiences of public transport hadn’t always been the best.

“But the journey was stress free and the passenger assistance at Bridgend really good.

“I’m looking forward to the new trains and stations making things a lot more accessible and this is something I’m going to be doing a lot more often.”

Having lost both his legs in a railway accident aged just nine, Nathan became involved in a host of disability sports, representing Great Britain at three Paralympic games.

Nathan took the gold medal in the Paralympic Athletics World Championships in New Zealand.

Transport for Wales is investing £15 million in accessibility improvements across its network as well as committing to making 99% of all journeys on the Core Valley Network step free in the £800 million South Wales Metro project.

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