Monthly Archives: July 2014

Guards make a difference.

26/7/14 Richmond – Willesden Jct – Euston – Return In November last year London Overground removed guards from all their trains. At the time I wrote to Peter Austin, MD of LOROL, and received a response assuring me that service … Continue reading

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Flexibility & Patience

24/7/14 Richmond – Clapham Jct – Denmark Hill – Taxi – Return Actual Return – Taxi – Vauxhall – Clapham Jct – Richmond I’m not always good at thoroughly planning ahead. I like to be spontaneous, and I’ve always got … Continue reading

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Long, Hot Summer

16/07/14 Richmond – Vauxhall – Return Come January when the wind is blowing and it’s dark by the middle of the afternoon I need someone to remind me of this entry reflecting on this long, glorious spell of hot days … Continue reading

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What would you pay?

15/7/14 Richmond – Chiswick I set off today to go to a meeting. Although the sun was out I was a bit short of time so phoned for a cab (private hire taxi). The journey was fine, certainly the driver … Continue reading

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How it should be

11/7/14 Richmond – Waterloo – Return A gentle and pleasurable evening out at Skylon Southbank Festival Hall. All the trains ran on time, there were staff to put my on the train and I was met promptly at my destination. … Continue reading

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Staff staff everywhere, but not a one to help.

11/7/14 Richmond – Kingston – Return One thing you learn quite quickly when travelling on rails is where the demarcation of roles and responsibilities lies. For example, Drivers on the Overground are not allowed to use the ramps, and indeed … Continue reading

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Busy, Busy, Busy

9/7/14 Richmond – Willesden Junction – Euston – Return Another evening of intellectually stimulating entertainment at the BBC, so set off on the London Overground as usual. The first leg to Willesden was easy enough, indeed it might be called … Continue reading

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And then there were two..

6/7/14 Richmond – Waterloo – Waterloo East – London Bridge – Return I travel frequently often with somebody else, but with me as the only wheelchair. Today I had a visitor so we headed off into London to do some … Continue reading

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Howzat?

02/07/14 Richmond – Vauxhall – Return Sometimes when you’re travelling you’re pleasantly surprised by success but the problems come completely out of left field. When you’re heading out, do you get held up by things? Maybe you can’t find your … Continue reading

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I spoke too soon

30/6/14 Richmond – Waterloo – Waterloo East – London Bridge – Return Twenty-one years ago John Major’s government privatised British Rail. This means that in 2014 many of the rail journeys that I take involve multiple companies providing either the … Continue reading

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