Wednesday, 24 March 2010
The long way round
A lady, confined to a wheelchair, alighted at the station in southern England one day. In order to leave the station, she was required to cross the footbridge to the other platform. Unfortunately, there was nobody to operate the lift, so she was marooned on the platform. Helpful trainstaff suggested she join a train to the nearest junction, 15 miles away, then take a train back which would deposit her on the platform from where she could exit the station. In disgust, she telephoned relatives who hoisted her up the steps and over the footbridge. The traincompany has now apologised to the lady, and made sure the lift can be used without a member of staff present.