Train operator to pilot sign language announcements
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Census data in 2021 showed that in addition to spoken languages, BSL was the main language of 22,000 people.
Marc Silverwood, onboard systems manager at Northern, said: “We know that rail travel can be daunting for anyone with specific needs, and I really hope this makes a difference to give people confidence to travel by rail.
“International Day of Sign Languages which will take place on September 23, has really driven this home to us – we want to make a difference to our customers and provide for them as needed.”
Northern is looking for partners – charities, organisations or experts who could help provide sign language interpreters for the project.