Monthly Archives: August 2014

Simples

30/8/14 Richmond – Kingston – Richmond Got on the train, got met at the other end, and got off. Repeat. Simples. So why so often is it so hard?

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Save Our Guards

23/8/14 Richmond – Norbiton – Kingston – Richmond All the significant National Rail stations have staff on duty. Sometimes this is only in the ticket office or during certain peak hours, or on many smaller stations, no staff at all. … Continue reading

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Take Two

23/8/14 Lincoln – Newark – Kings Cross – Earls Court – Richmond After yesterday’s disaster I ended up breaking the habit of a lifetime. I have no idea what made me do it, except perhaps sunspots or the weird phase … Continue reading

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The unknown impact people have.

22/8/14 Lincoln – Newark – London Some days a journey will broaden your mind, or take you to new and interesting places perhaps meeting new people or cultures. Exploration for enjoyment and personal development is one of the things that … Continue reading

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The Best Laid Plans

21/8/14 Newcastle – Newark – Lincoln 24 hours or more. That’s how much notice I’m supposed to give as a passenger needing assistance when I need to travel by train. There are a number of problems with this, not least … Continue reading

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Heading North

20/8/14 Richmond – Earls Court – Kings Cross – Newcastle One of the Dalai Lama’s principals for living is every year to go somewhere you haven’t been before. When he said this, I don’t think he had Newcastle in mind, … Continue reading

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The Battle of the Rail Replacement Bus Service

16/8/14 Euston – Birmingham I bang on here about the importance of “turn-up-and-go” to allow disabled people flexibility but in reality travel is more expensive and restricted than for ‘ableds’. Using Expedia or Lastminute is simply not practical as they … Continue reading

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