Monthly Archives: June 2014

The Campaigners Dilema

27/6/14 Richmond – Willesden Jct – Euston- Return I’ve said before how much difference the goodwill of the customer assistance staff makes to the success of my journeys, as well as making the whole thing a more pleasant and more … Continue reading

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The Last Mile

25/6/14 Richmond – Willesden – Shepherd’s Bush – Taxi – Return   One of the pleasures of living in London is that there’s so much to do, and if you play your cards right, quite a lot of it is … Continue reading

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It’s the little things that can really matter.

24/6/14 Richmond – Willesden Jct – Euston – Return As a wheelchair user the obstacles I face are very specific. As Franklin Roosevelt said “You have nothing to fear except fear itself. And steps, obviously.” Or at least I believe … Continue reading

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The Ramp Experiment

21/6/14 Richmond-Upminster- Return The Problem London Underground assert that it’s not possible to have more stations on the District line accessible to wheelchairs. There are a number of reasons they claim but essentially it boils down to 1) the platforms … Continue reading

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A failure to communicate.

18/06/14 Richmond – Willesden Junction – Euston – Return If I need assistance on my journey I’m encouraged to book it at least 24 hours in advance. This is especially the case for national rail companies. Most companies would like … Continue reading

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Lift Hokey Cokey – Fun for all the family.

17/6/14 Richmond – Twickenham – Richmond Today was the quarterly meeting of the Richmond Mobility Forum, a group comprised of individuals, user groups, local authority representations and representatives of transport providers all with an interest in accessibility within the borough … Continue reading

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Move along, nothing to see here.

11/6/14 Richmond – Kingston – Richmond Sometimes things go smoothly, the communication works, people remember and everything runs on time. This was one of those journeys. It’s a very boring blog entry, but I wish there were more of them … Continue reading

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An Accessible Odessey

10/6/14 Richmond – Waterloo – Walk to Southwark – Greenwich – Emirates Airline Emirates Airline – Greenwich Pier – Thames Clipper – London Eye Pier – Waterloo – Richmond As a wheelchair traveller, there is always a certain tingle that … Continue reading

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No Trains Sunday, again

8/6/14 Richmond – Vauxhall – Richmond The thing about London is that it’s a 24/7 city. As you go out of the centre it becomes less so, but there’s still lots going on every day of the week. Just look … Continue reading

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No good deed goes unpunished

4/6/14 Richmond -Kingston – Richmond – 20min each way Off to do some volunteering as a Citizen Advocate so I headed off to the train. Things went really very smoothly, except the ‘Goldfish Factor.’ I’m sure you’ve heard told that … Continue reading

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