I realise it has been a very long time since my previous post, and I’ve blown past all the deadlines I had planned for this next post. However, the truth is the past few months have been an almost complete disaster for the future prospects of step-free access in London, and overwhelmingly negative for public… Continue reading “… Go DfT, give us nothing!”
As I mentioned in my previous post, Jon and I went on a two-week holiday to Spain at the end of August. It was an amazing time and we got to hang out with my family, who live in the US, and whom we hadn’t seen since 2019. Unlike previous international holidays, such as our… Continue reading The Trains in Spain Board Mainly at Level Planes
I apologise for my infrequent posts this month, as I have been mostly focusing on updating the station descriptions on the SfL map. So far, all of Zone 1 is complete, as well as the Jubilee, Victoria, and Piccadilly lines. It is a very slow process but I hope to have it done by summer.… Continue reading Access All Areas and Reading Musings
I am delighted to announce that I am featured in the latest issue of RAIL (Issue 866)! My tiny insert, shown below, is part of a larger article written by railway engineer Gareth Dennis which delves into the risks posed by the platform-train interface (PTI) and the many challenges that prevent an easy solution to… Continue reading RAIL Magazine Publication
Continuing with upgrading the official SfL map, I am happy to announce that the map now includes unstaffed stations as well as a three-tiered hierarchy describing the degrees of staffing. Coincidentally, today the Office of Rail and Road has released a consultation regarding assisted travel on the National Rail network. The consultation proposes changes to… Continue reading Staffing and Assisted Travel Consulation
Earlier this summer, the London Assembly Transport Committee launched a consultation asking interested parties to share their views on the future of rail in London, including how to improve rail capacity, frequency and reliability to make sure that the railways are fit-for-purpose in the coming decades. For me, this was an important opportunity to voice… Continue reading London Assembly Transport Committee Consultation Response
Here is a little bit about me. This will also be found in the “Introduction” page. My name is Tomas and I am very passionate about accessible travel. I am currently residing in Reading and am an avid rail user and enthusiast. I originally became interested in step-free access because of my partner, who is… Continue reading Introduction
Welcome to my blog! I will be slowly adding additional pages and resources as I go along. This blog will focus on the continued development of step-free access in London’s rail network. The blog will cover everything from the current state of accessibility, rolling stock, station upgrades, to planned developments as well as my own… Continue reading Welcome!