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  • UK public transport letting down the elderly
  • UK public transport letting down the elderly
    Eric Parker (2013) ©

UK public transport letting down the elderly

Public transport is a lifeline for those who don't have access to a car or would otherwise be stranded at home. But the oldest – often those in poor health and rural areas – are let down the most often by public transport. According to Age UK, infrastructure is failing the most vulnerable.



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