The initiative helps the many handicapped passengers who need a seat and find it difficult to get one

Transport for London (TfL), the government body responsible for the transport system in the UK capital, is trialling a blue badge that alerts passengers to those who need a seat on public transport. This is a result of feedback and research that found people with hidden disabilities and conditions, or those undergoing treatments, can often find it difficult to get a seat.

“Please offer me a seat” badges, along with cards that can be shown to TfL staff, are being given out to 1,000 people for the six-week trial in order to assess how effective they are.

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