I Booked Assistance, Assist Me: Travelling via Train as a Wheelchair User

During this last week there has been a lot of press about travelling via public transport (mainly trains) as a disabled person, and how difficult, stressful, and downright disgusting the service is. Check out Sam Renke’s interview with The Guardian here; Sam was barricaded into the wheelchair space by luggage and unable to move to…

Train Journey’s Are Never Simple When You’re In A Wheelchair: My Disaster Trip

You’d think travelling via train in a wheelchair would be simple, wouldn’t you? What could go wrong? Passenger assistance is booked, the assistant meets you, gets a ramp, you wheel onto the train, and the same happens at the other end. Easy right? Hell-to-the-no. Nope. Nada. Nah.It’s becoming a joke now. Travelling by train is…

Open Letter to Train Passengers

I don’t use public transport that often. I have a car and I don’t mind driving but if I have to do a lot of driving in one day, I’m absolutely screwed, I have a flare-up that can last days, if not weeks and then I’m an irritable bitch. Unfortunately, Ian can’t drive so I…