Welcome to 2017! Where we’re asking “has life got better?”. Over the last few years I have written about a wide variety of issues and concerns – many of which are a real concern, not just to older people, but the wider community. So just out of interest, I thought I would look back on …
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According to TfL those aged 65 and older make up 12% of London’s population. It is estimated that at least 40% of those have an impairment or health condition, affecting their travel behaviour and attitude to public transport. In recent years, the difficulties faced by this demographic group have been increasingly researched and documented and concerns …
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You may be aware that we have been highlighting the issue of ID for many years. One of the biggest barriers to banking for many older people is the problem of ID and the fact that many banks and building societies will only accept a driving licence with a photo or a passport.  This is …
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A protest was held at 10.30am on Tuesday 28 June to mark the launch of legal action against Transport for London (TfL) proposals for a ‘floating’ bus stop outside St Thomas’ Hospital. A petition calling for TfL to rethink its proposals has been signed by more than 1,000 people. Patients, visitors and staff getting off …
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A protest was held at 10.30am on Tuesday 28 June to mark the launch of legal action against Transport for London (TfL) proposals for a ‘floating’ bus stop outside St Thomas’ Hospital. A petition calling for TfL to rethink its proposals has been signed by more than 1,000 people. Patients, visitors and staff getting off …
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Well it had to happen and it will probably occur more and more – paper train tickets will not be issued perhaps from next year. The grand theory is that everyone has ‘contactless credit or debit cards’. You will book your journeys online using a computer or mobile phone which of course everyone has and …
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Rail service? What rail service?

September 24th, 2015 | Posted by Lynn Strother in Transport - (0 Comments)

A few days of sun and what happens? The rail network goes up the creek.  Didn’t we help build railways in India, Africa several centuries ago? I thought these were hot countries so do the rails not buckle in those countries and if they don’t – why do ours? Why don’t we have similar rails …
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London Turn Up & Go

August 14th, 2015 | Posted by Lynn Strother in Transport - (0 Comments)

Have you heard about this? National Rail is carrying out a trial at 36 stations over the next six months for passengers with disabilities. Many people with disabilities have to book assistance in advance if they want to travel and National Rail are aware that many people would like to make a spontaneous journey. This …
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The Care Quality Commission are inspecting London Ambulance Service NHS Trust from 1st June The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the independent health and adult social care regulator. Their job is to check whether hospitals, care homes, GPs, dentists and services are meeting national standards. CQC look at a lot of information to help them design …
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Transport for London are reviewing the accessibility information that they make available via their website, Journey Planner and the open data that allows developers to produce apps. They  want to give older and disabled people more confidence to use the network safely and independently. What do you think of TfL’s information offer to help you …
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