Author Archives: Alan

About Alan

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

My Access all Areas address

Welcome to Access All Areas 2019. My name is Alan Benson. I’m Chair of Transport for All. We’re the only charity campaigning exclusively on disabled and older people’s right to travel. Get the shameless plug in early. Please do visit … Continue reading

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Signed Angry of Richmond

8/9/16 Richmond – Vauxhall – Oval – Return Hi, Last Thursday, 8/9/16, at 16.43 I arrived at Oval Stop D to catch a bus to Vauxhall. There was a bus already at the stop so I indicated to the driver … Continue reading

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Sigh

1/8/2016 Richmond – Vauxhall – Oval – Return Dear TfL Accessibility, It’s been a while since I wrote to you. This is not because my trips have been incident free, far from it, but until tonight I have lacked a … Continue reading

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My Learned Friend is a Twit

18/6/16 Richmond – Kew Green – Return This week I took five trips out for various reasons. Of course being me none of them were particularly simple journeys. Every one used more than one type of transport and lasted more … Continue reading

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Saving Time

16/6/16 Richmond – Vauxhall – Brixton – Return For a few years now I’ve been making regular trips out to Transport for All in Brixton. Now this should be a simple trip from Richmond to Vauxhall, then a five minute … Continue reading

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Hiatus or “Where’s Wally?”

It’s been quite a while since I last regaled you with the trials, tribulations and, yes, triumphs of my travels. I’m sure your life, dear reader, has not been bereft without my irregular ramblings but I thought a brief update … Continue reading

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Generosity

29/3/16 Richmond – Return I needed to pop into Richmond for a night of Theatrical based culture and giventhat I waas still somewhat chilly from my earlier exploits I attempted to stay warm-ish by catching the bus. The bus pulled … Continue reading

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