- 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 that’s the complete quote.
I’m pleased to be able to say that on this journey I was met with assistance and a ramp at every stage and from my point of view the trip was entirely painless and uneventful.
Being a wheelchair user also gives you insight and awareness of the impairments of others. One thing that always stands out for me, especially when they don’t work, are the audio and visual notifications of next stops and destinations when travelling by train. Sadly, on two out of the four trains I used on this journey neither the audible announcements or the visual signs were working. A fifty per cent success rate is really not good enough. I do hope no-one was materially affected by this technology failure.