Talking bus stops are one of those things you never know about unless someone with a small key fob sets them off.
Much like the bolts under a crossing control box, they can be useful to many, but the chichester ones are a joke. They sound like Max Headroom, where they work.
Bus stops so far found
Westgate, Cathedral Old Post Office , Cathedral 700, Hornet, Market Avenue 51/56.
Here are some of the clips from these stops.
Recently i visited subway in Ryde on the Isle of Wight, their accessible tolet was anything but accessible. I complained to Subway UK who told me to contact the franchise owner. Here is the chat.
Dear , I want to take a moment to thank you for contacting me and sharing your feedback regarding your recent Subway® experience. I appreciate your feedback and the time you took to share your point of view. I apologize your last visit did not meet your expectation. We would like all customers to be able to enter the restaurant, be served the food they have ordered and have a positive experience during every part of their visit. I have shared your feedback to improve our customer service. Thank you for being a loyal Subway® guest and we look forward to serving you again in the future.
and here is my response.
This is a formal request for a safety audit on the following bus stops.
Please find the reasons I feel that the following stops are unsafe and
require a full assessment. Any section numbers relate to the publicly available SOP
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
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"