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Doug Paulley
'Care Home Crusader' - 'Credible Hulk' - 'A bit of a troublemaker' - Edinburgh assistance staff
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Esther Apr 17
Replying to @nationalexpress
I’d love to hear your ideas for things I can do on the gangway and aisle, when I’m not allowed to travel. Is there a discount for people only going as far as the aisle and then leaving?
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Esther Apr 17
Replying to @Esther_Leighton
I've sent them letter but they've given me no suggestions of things I could do on a coach I cannot travel on. I am keen to try, though, so I await your twitterly help! Perhaps I cld sprinkle glitter into the wheelchair space? Sing a rendition of some disability rights tune? Cry?
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Esther Apr 17
Disability/transport nerds & creatives. National Express have made odd choices in recent bus purchases. What should I, a wheelchair user who can get onto the lift and gangway, but not the wheelchair space itself for travel, do on a National Express coach? All ideas considered!
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Doug Paulley Apr 18
Replying to @avellinoituk
Hi. Yeah it's not good is it, I agree. I slide around too. The difference is that it is only forward facing Wheelchair spaces that have to have clamps in. Idea is that in a crash i.e. sudden deceleration, the "ironing board" bulkhead would stop a wheelchair user.
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Doug Paulley Apr 18
Replying to @emmavogelmann
Everybody: thank goodness for Emma getting angry at things that should be got angry about
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Doug Paulley Apr 17
Ohhh yes I complain. It's not just Stations Made Easy though, that's just part of the station WIDELY inaccurate accessibility information incorrectly put about by RDG.
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Doug Paulley Apr 17
Yeah I have a Spreadsheet in which I combined all the station access info provided by each station operator and compared to that held by Wide discrepancies across the whole 2,500ish stations. I have repeatedly lobbied individual TOCs and ...
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Doug Paulley Apr 17
Replying to @johnpringdns
though I know it's hols time 😀
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Doug Paulley Apr 17
It's pointless (attempting to) publish station access information in a new format, when said information is widely wrong, to a large extent caused by 's utterly failing "Knowledgebase" data system. A new presentation map is like attempting to polish a turd.
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Doug Paulley Apr 17
I've been banging on at for years about this, but they never correct their access info, even though they are legally obliged to do so within 24 hours of notification. And they're just the tip of the iceberg. 's backend systems are a farce also
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Doug Paulley Apr 17
Oh look, are providing the same inaccurate station access info, in a new, even more inaccessible format! If you can read the small text (which can't be expanded) on this map, you will see Leeds station doesn't have an accessible toilet.
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Jack Monroe Apr 14
Unless you've had to stick a sock up your chuff Marcus, while living literally on nothing but porridge for days, you can shut your god damn property developing mouth. Tired of rich white men and their nonsense opinions (yes men, poverty disproportionately affects women).
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Doug Paulley Apr 15
Replying to @squirrelpot
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Doug Paulley Apr 15
Replying to @squirrelpot
It measures the metrics of the rail: height, twist, cant etc. So comparisons can be made with the state it was last measured at.
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Doug Paulley Apr 15
Replying to @RachelAdamSmith
Yes. With very bad grace.
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Doug Paulley Apr 15
Waiting to get on a train at Newcastle, a woman pushed in front of me and occupied the wheelchair space with her buggy. When staff asked her to move because it's a Wheelchair space and I need to get on, she had a right attitude. I blooming hate that.
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Doug Paulley Apr 15
Hi Please can you commend and thank Samantha at your York ticket office. She was just exceptionally friendly and helpful to me.
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Tanni Grey-Thompson Apr 14
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Prof Richard Johnston Apr 12
Bounty won a contract to give out government child benefit forms (like wtf!) on labour wards. We refused intrusive Bounty rep trying to sell photos hours after difficult birth. So she never gave us the form. Government refused to pay what we'd missed out on. Bounty are garbage
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Doug Paulley Apr 14
Replying to @J_L_E @LordOrk and 5 others
You can fill in a form for booking which they will then process when they get round to it, That's not good enough because I need to a) know if the wheelchair space is available (otherwise can't travel) and b) book it ASAP before anybody else does.
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