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Wednesday, 06 November 2019 11:14

maybe we care a little bit, but not much

For those following my mini drama series on Network Rail may like to know the latest follow up.
After their last email i responded:


Response By CSS Web  (02/11/2019 12.19 AM)
QuestionReference # xxxxxxx your answer is pure drivel and irrelevant to the question.

Just about summed it up. At this weekends closure I took a picture of the station crossing, nearest the care homes etc to demonstrate what people were faced with. 

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Friday, 01 November 2019 23:55

Still couldnt care less!

Recently you may have read my article on how Network Rail couldnt care less.

After nearly a week with the "ticket" reopened i have had a response

 

   
 

Subject

How is Network Rail maintaining Access For All during the closure of both level crossing in Chichester?
Response By E-mail (John Eccles) (01/11/2019 02.36 PM)

 
I am writing in response to your question about Access for All, and the closure of both level crossings in Chichester. During the essential maintenance works whilst the crossings are closed we apologise for the disruption caused by lack of access.
 
Access for All is a government-funded initiative to make more stations in the network accessible to all, as at present too many stations have stairs and no lifts which mean that those stations are inaccessible for wheelchair users. Every few years the department for transport specifies a number of stations
for funding to make them fully accessible.
 
More information about the current Access for All schemes in Kent and Sussex in shown here:
 
 
I hope this information is helpful and if you have further queries please call our 24 hour helpline on 03457 114141.
 
Kind Regards
 
John Eccles
Community Relations Executive
 
  

 
 
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Wednesday, 30 October 2019 17:59

Couldn't Care less?

Network Rail  is undergoing major refreshing of track and signals in the Barnham to Havant area https://www.networkrail.co.uk/running-the-railway/our-routes/sussex/upgrading-the-brighton-main-line/barnham-to-havant-improvement-works/ . Part of this work involves the closure of 2 major level crossing (Stockbridge Road and Basin Road) at the same time to both traffic and pedestrians. The only way to cross the line is to use the footbridge.
So therefore I realised that any Motability scooter, wheelchair or any other person unable to cross the footbridge would need an alternative route.
So i asked Network Rail

"
@networkrailwith the closure of both level crossings at #chichesterthis and next weekends to both vehicles and pedestrians, and with only the footbridge open,  how are you maintaining #accessforall#,#Disability  #wheelchairs"

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