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The train to Manchester goes twice an hour from her local station.
从当地火车站开往曼彻斯特的火车每小时发车两次。
But Hannah never catches it.
但是汉娜从来没坐上过。
She could get on it fairly easily.
她能够相当容易地上车。
But coming back would be impossible.
但是回来就不可能了。
Because the only way across the tracks is via the stairs.
因为穿过轨道的唯一方式就是通过楼梯。
It’s sadly demoralizing as well.
很难过,它同样使人们感到沮丧。
Because as a wheelchair user, I mean I know I’ve got a disability,
因为作为一个使用轮椅的人,我是说我知道我身有残疾,
but I want to think of myself as like any other person in society and want to be able to contribute to society just like everybody else can.
但是我想要自己和社会中其他人一样,想要能够像其他人一样对社会做出贡献。
And things like this just make it harder, and really sort of do set you back.
但是像这样的事情就恰恰另那变得更加困难,并且真的有点让人受挫。
This latest research highlights a depressing reality.
这个最新的研究调查突显出一个令人沮丧的现实。
It finds that more than a thousand railway stations in the UK simply cannot be used by disabled passengers trying to travel independently.
研究发现英国超过1000个火车站无法供试图独立出行的残疾乘客使用。
The government recently made more money available to make the railways more accessible.
政府最近准备更多可用资金让铁路出行更可及。
But there is so much work still to do and still so many lives limited for no better reason than not being able to get on or off a train.
但是仍有大量工作要做,而且差不多由于无法上下列车,很多人受到限制。
My wheelchair space is taken out by I guess a trolley.
我想我轮椅停放的位置是被手推车占了。
On board wheelchair users have been sharing their stories of taking second place to the coffee trolley or an empty pram.
在车上,轮椅乘客一直要和咖啡手推车或者空的婴儿车挤在一起。
The rail operators say they’re working hard to make life easier for disabled passengers.
铁路运营商称他们正在努力使残疾人乘客乘车更容易。
Campaigners say not hard enough.
活动家称还不够努力。
There isn’t even a clearly understood criteria for which stations are in fact step free and which aren’t, so that disabled passengers aren’t able to find out.
甚至没有一个清楚明白的标准关于哪个车站事实上能够让残疾乘客无障碍出行,哪些不能,所以残疾乘客无法知悉。
There is funding available from the government for railway companies to make these adjustments, and it’s not being taken out.
政府有让铁路公司做出调整的资金,但是资金现在没有被拿出来。
People have been travelling by train in this country for 200 years.
人们在这个国家通过火车出行200年了。
But for some the only destinations are still too often disappointment and humiliation.
但是对一些人来说,仅仅是轨道对面这个目的地就总是让他们感到失落和丢脸。
Change is running very late.
改变发生得太晚了。

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How many railway stations in the UK simply cannot be used by disabled passengers?
A  more than a thousand
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