It’s just a lift.


Richmond –  Waterloo – London Bridge – Return

Another simple trip today. Hopefully this is habit forming.

The Richmond to Waterloo trip is one that I’m beginning to feel quite blasé about. A ramp is involved, which means it’s not independent travel, but it usually works. A trip on the Jubilee line is one I’m much less familiar with, but the step free access to the train, or as near as makes no difference, means that I can really feel not special. No assistance required is a tag that should be attached to many more journeys.

What did make this journey significant was that it was my first use of the newly upgraded lift at London Bridge. It’s a very nice lift. Well, it’s an okay lift. No, really it’s just a lift, dull metallic doors and walls like nearly every other lift on the TfL network. I appreciate lifts on the underground work harder than those in, say, M&S on the High Street, but it’s a box that goes up and it goes down. It doesn’t go sideways, or have premonition so it can be there waiting for you when you need it. These sweat boxes don’t even have air conditioning, so why was it out of action for SIX months for replacement, and at a time when the National Rail station was inaccessible?

…. and relax….

At least it was a simple link in a boring and straightforward chain today.


About Alan

I'm an Economist, Geek, Campaigner & wheelchair user who's been using all forms of public transport for 20+ years.
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