Following on from my other post about her using our railway system.
Will she ever learn that the trains and staff that run them in this
country are shit?
So I was not surprised when I saw this.
Although why this is in the BBC's Norfolk section is beyond me as
neither York or Darlington are near Norfolk.
06:11:59 on Sun, 22 Jul 2018, firstname.lastname@example.org remarked:
What particularly doesn't work is:
(a) when people arrive with a buggy that apparently doesn't comply with
the Travel Assistance scheme.
It's not a wheelchair, it's not a folding buggy (which like folding
bikes are treated as luggage), and it's unlikely it has the
necessary permit for a non-folding buggy.
(b) when people are not in the correct carriage [with the wheelchair
space]. The platform staff apparently helped *someone* off the train
(presumably from the correct carriage) and at that point no doubt
thought their job was done.
In the case of East Coast, the problem is the old trains they inherited
(built in the 70's/80's). The new fleet is in the wings.
One of the main reasons they are being withdrawn is the lack of
provision for wheelchair users.
I'd expect most train companies to have very similar mobility scooter
In both of the cases this lady was involved in, just one company was
In BR days on our local line, many passengers had to stand in the
luggage cage in the guards compartment every day - usually so packed
that they were in danger of passing out. Even then, the class 108 and
101 DMUs, while old, noisy and rough running were far more reliable and
comfortable than the class 142s that replaced them.
Because it's not true. I use trains on a regular (but not daily basis, so
also a variety of routes) and they're generally fine. Far more likely to
arrive at your destination at the said time than going by road.
*No hand signals. Driver on Viagra*
Dave Plowman email@example.com London SW
There's a world of difference between a 15 minute service from
Tooting to Waterloo and a rural (and even not-so-rural) service
that starts and sometimes finishes a long way from LOndon.
You also have massively subsidised tube, bus and Overground
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