I have a lot to say, but a combination of tired and still busy means this will be a quickie. But I’ve missed blogging so here I am.
It’s been a very disability week after a fun weekend.
While visiting a friend on the weekend I was asked to be part of a news story on the rather ridiculous closure of a lift to three platforms at the busiest interchange in Sydney for 10 weeks to upgrade the lift. The lift upgrade is great but 10 weeks? C’mon. Anyway, here’s the piece.
Apart from being refereed to as wheelchair bound I like it. I got to state the obvious and pose for a bit.
It may not sound that big a deal, but I’m right:
“I need to use Town Hall station almost daily to get to business, medical and other appointments,’’ she said. “I’m not sure how I’m going to organise my life for the next three months. It’s just going to add cost, time and inconvenience.’‘
And after sitting at the station for 20 minutes to wait for the photographer and hearing the announcement of the lift closure several other times since, this article is the first time anyone from RailCorp has apologised to me for the inconvenience.
The annoying thing is not so much the increased distances but the fact that if I have to change trains it is another point at which I must seek permission to board a train at convenience other than my own. Something that most if not all other taxpayers don’t have to stoop to.
It was posed but this is how I feel. Thanks for the photo Melvyn.
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