Train GraphicClick on the map to explore geographics
 
I need help
FAQ
Emergency
About .
Travel & transport from BBC stories as at 08:35 14 Apr 2024
- Watch: Moment man rescued from Turkey cable car
- Iranian special forces seize Israel-linked ship
Read about the forum [here].
Register [here] - it's free.
What do I gain from registering? [here]
 02/06/24 - Summer Timetable starts
17/08/24 - Bus to Imber
27/09/25 - 200 years of passenger trains

No 'On This Day' events reported for 14th Apr

Train RunningCancelled
08:30 Henley-On-Thames to Twyford
08:45 Twyford to Henley-On-Thames
08:47 Newbury to Reading
09:00 Henley-On-Thames to Twyford
09:06 Basingstoke to Reading
09:15 Twyford to Henley-On-Thames
09:30 Henley-On-Thames to Twyford
23:03 Reading to Guildford
15/04/24 00:01 Guildford to Reading
15/04/24 00:20 Shalford to Redhill
Short Run
07:36 London Paddington to Great Malvern
08:05 London Paddington to Exeter St Davids
08:15 Worcester Foregate Street to London Paddington
08:58 Great Malvern to London Paddington
09:58 Great Malvern to London Paddington
13:39 London Paddington to Carmarthen
19:20 Carmarthen to London Paddington
23:13 Gatwick Airport to Shalford
Delayed
07:38 London Paddington to Didcot Parkway
07:51 London Paddington to Penzance
07:54 Oxford to London Paddington
09:45 Plymouth to Cardiff Central
PollsThere are no open or recent polls
Abbreviation pageAcronymns and abbreviations
Stn ComparatorStation Comparator
Rail newsNews Now - live rail news feed
Site Style 1 2 3 4
Next departures • Bristol Temple MeadsBath SpaChippenhamSwindonDidcot ParkwayReadingLondon PaddingtonMelksham
Exeter St DavidsTauntonWestburyTrowbridgeBristol ParkwayCardiff CentralOxfordCheltenham SpaBirmingham New Street
April 14, 2024, 08:39:43 *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Forgotten your username or password? - get a reminder
Most recently liked subjects
[117] BBC Great Coastal Railway Journeys - A Correction
[114] Is any one attending the TWSW(friday)?
[110] Our first Interrail tour
[56] First tour train of season
[49] TFW Future Timetable Consultation
[43] A two carriage train running back and forth - Swedish differen...
 
News: the Great Western Coffee Shop ... keeping you up to date with travel around the South West
 
   Home   Help Search Calendar Login Register  
Pages: [1]
  Print  
Author Topic: Disable peoples experience of travel systems  (Read 2847 times)
eXPassenger
Transport Scholar
Hero Member
******
Posts: 548


View Profile
« on: August 02, 2022, 22:33:06 »

There is an article here:
https://www.theguardian.com/society/2022/aug/02/i-have-to-plan-for-if-i-am-stranded-if-i-am-dropped-if-my-chair-is-damaged-the-perils-of-travelling-while-disabled
in The Guardian on the experiences of frequent disable passengers on airlines and planes.  While there is nothing about trains that has not been discussed here before I found it a thought provoking article.
Logged
Eliza
Full Member
***
Posts: 87


View Profile
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2022, 19:15:46 »

I heard a similar story from Sir Tom Shakespeare, an academic, who writes and researches on disability, and who is himself a wheelchair user.  He said on a Radio 4 programme how he is often last to be taken off the plane, having to wait 45 minutes or so, and how his wheelchair is damaged from being in the hold.  Frank Gardner, the BBC» (British Broadcasting Corporation - home page) correspondent, is perhaps better known for writing of his dire experiences when flying solo.
Logged
Do you have something you would like to add to this thread, or would you like to raise a new question at the Coffee Shop? Please [register] (it is free) if you have not done so before, or login (at the top of this page) if you already have an account - we would love to read what you have to say!

You can find out more about how this forum works [here] - that will link you to a copy of the forum agreement that you can read before you join, and tell you very much more about how we operate. We are an independent forum, provided and run by customers of Great Western Railway, for customers of Great Western Railway and we welcome railway professionals as members too, in either a personal or official capacity. Views expressed in posts are not necessarily the views of the operators of the forum.

As well as posting messages onto existing threads, and starting new subjects, members can communicate with each other through personal messages if they wish. And once members have made a certain number of posts, they will automatically be admitted to the "frequent posters club", where subjects not-for-public-domain are discussed; anything from the occasional rant to meetups we may be having ...

 
Pages: [1]
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.2 | SMF © 2006-2007, Simple Machines LLC Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
This forum is provided by customers of Great Western Railway (formerly First Great Western), and the views expressed are those of the individual posters concerned. Visit www.gwr.com for the official Great Western Railway website. Please contact the administrators of this site if you feel that the content provided by one of our posters contravenes our posting rules (email link to report). Forum hosted by Well House Consultants

Jump to top of pageJump to Forum Home Page