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Watch shocking moment double amputee is forced to CRAWL up train station stairs because it has no lift
13:08, 18 February 2015 By Kara O'Neill
The shocking clip has been described as "distressing" after multiple disabled citizens were left with no choice but to climb the steps
Shock footage showing a man with no legs being forced to use a set of stairs at a train station with no disability access has caused outrage.
The clip, filmed at a station in Unanderra, Australia, shows the man pulling himself up the steep set of steps with one hand, using the other to grab hold of the railing for safety.
Wendy Richardson, an 81-year-old senior citizen can also be seen in the clip, as she struggles to pull her carry case up the stairs.
"I started with some trepidation at the bottom step having gotten off the train and I saw a young man try to mount the stairs who was a double amputee," Wendy told Australia's ABC News.
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"I was just so staggered by his courage."
The man did not want to be named.
Transport minister Gladys Berejiklina has described the footage as "distressing".
"It’s distressing to see anyone in the community struggle to access public transport – whether they’re elderly, customers with a disability or families with prams," she told Mercury newspaper.
In a second shocking clip, a man coming down the steps backwards in a wheelchair.
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Ms Berejiklina has now called for action, and hopes to see a lift installed at the station in the near future.
"I want to see every station on the network accessible with ramps or lifts and that’s why since coming to government, we have worked hard to upgrade stations as part of the Transport Access Program," she added.