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Travelling by Train with a Physical Disability

In early November I travelled to London to attend the sociologists outside academia (SOA) group which I co-convene with a few colleagues. The trip to London was uneventful, but the return trip turned out to be eye-opening in more ways than one. I experienced first hand what travelling is like for a wheelchair user and was both pleased at how helpful most staff we encountered were, but also surprised and disappointed by how difficult it was to get assistance in the first place and at the attitudes of some station staff.

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