Monthly Archives: May 2014

Hammersmith & the Impossible Ramp

31/5/14 Richmond – Hammersmith & Return. Est 15mins No, not the title of an obscure children’s book, but an update on the posts here & here, describing my issues over accessibility at Hammersmith. Since I last posted about this I’ve … Continue reading

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Steady on Sterling Moss

26/5/14 Richmond – Teddington and back Major bridge replacement works at Twickenham mean a trip to the pub at Teddington Lock is not going to go well. To be fair to South West Trains they did give lots of notice … Continue reading

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If a tree falls…. who cares who heard it. We’ve got bigger problems.

22/5/14 Richmond – Waterloo – Waterloo East – London Bridge – Est 35mins London Bridge – Waterloo East – Waterloo – Mortlake – Est 45 mins, Actual 1hr The outward journey was a breeze. Met by ramps at both stops, … Continue reading

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Update on The Imaginary Ramp and Information Ruins a Trip.

After my recent run in with access at Hammersmith and Earls Court Underground stations I thought it worth digging a little. It seems obvious to me that lifts do require maintenance, but if you can mitigate the impact of these … Continue reading

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Ripped off

18/5/14 Richmond – Sunbury Short one for a change, just to note a £10 surcharge from a local private hire firm “a large vehicle” charge because the wheelchair won’t fit a saloon car. Their definition of a large vehicle? A … Continue reading

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Communication is key

14/5/14 Richmond – Willesden Junction – Euston – Est 40mins Return I have an arrangement with all the guys I know at stations across London. It’s takes a while to establish this arrangement because they’ve all been shouted or ranted … Continue reading

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I wrote a Guest Blog

I wrote a guest blog for Transport for All. You can find it here. The full text is below.  I’ve got a dirty little secret, and I’m going to share it with you right now. Are you ready? I like … Continue reading

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Hello, I’m disabled, not invisible.

11/5/14 Richmond – Vauxhall – Est 20mins Return I’d expected this trip to be.. unpleasant, after all there was Rugby at Twickenham and that always attracts a special kind of passenger, and lots of them. I was in for a … Continue reading

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Sometimes the surprise is that there’s no surprise

9/5/14 Richmond – Clapham Junction – Victoria – Est 20 mins Return ——– Today was an example of how it should work. At every station I found staff who grabbed an available ramp, got me on the next service and … Continue reading

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Mutants travel by train

Intended Route Birmingham New Street – Euston – Willesden Junction – Richmond – 2hrs 30 mins Apparently there’s a new movie out, something about mutants. I was disappointed to discover it wasn’t a re-release of “Inside I’m Dancing”, but it … Continue reading

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