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.

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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The Visit That Wasn’t

9/4/16 Richmond – Westminster – Return Lots of trips out lately. In fact so many that I’m not keeping up with regaling you, dear and valued reader with my exploits. That’s not to say that suddenly a transport nirvana has … Continue reading

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8 + 4 = 1

31/3/2016 Richmond – Waterloo – Richmond – Waterloo – Westminster – Fitzrovia – South Bank – Waterloo – Richmond Some days the world is against you. Fate glances in your direction and just gives you a big ol slap to … Continue reading

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The Rules Followed

29/3/2016 Richmond – Hammersmith – West Brompton – Return It’s amazing what a difference the school holidays make, especially early in the morning. The bus, and the roads, were almost empty. Which would have made for a quick journey, except … Continue reading

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Sunday Situation Normal

27/3/2016 Richmond – Kingston – Return Another simple Sunday trip, except of course that it was Easter weekend. Anywhere else in the UK this would mean little or no public transport but you’ve gotta love London. There weren’t even any … Continue reading

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Buttons and Buggies

22/3/2016 Richmond – Waterloo – Brixton – Return I’ve said before that I’m not a great timekeeper. Mostly it’s not my fault. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it. So today it wasn’t my fault that I missed the … Continue reading

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The Bus Replacing The Bus Replacing The Train

19/3/16 Richmond – Clapham Jct – Earlsfield – Return Somehow I got involved with starring in a film about web accessibility for W3C and ended up travelling to a leafy suburb of Earlsfield. This seemed at first glance to be … Continue reading

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Shooting Fish

1/3/12 Richmond – Teddington – Return WARNING – Contains language that some people might find offensive. Others may just be offended that inaccessible buses continue to roam the streets of the capital.   It’s so easy to see bus drivers … Continue reading

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