Saturday, August 18, 2007


Taxis used between rail platforms
Newport station
Another redevelopment will take place before the Ryder Cup
Bosses at Newport station are paying cabbies £3 a time to ferry passengers from one rail platform to another.
It is because a new £5.5m platform, opened last month, does not have a lift for disabled, elderly or passengers with pushchairs to use.Network Rail said building a lift now would cause disruption, although there will be one in another redevelopment in time for the Ryder Cup in 2010.In the meantime it is to provide free taxis as a "goodwill gesture".T
The only access to the 270-metre long platform four is either a long walk through a car park or through the station over a footbridge.
But both routes are too difficult for passengers with mobility problems.

They are now being helped into a taxi and driven half-a-mile around the station to reach the new platform.

What can I say? What a bunch of numpties.

I had another of my entertaining dreams last night, I dreamt that I met the pope. I was very pleased to meet him and he said prayers for everybody at the hospital he was visiting.
Then there was a lightening storm and aliens showed up in flying silver balls and Chief Inspector Japp from Poirot showed up and even with aliens etc all I wanted to do was get the autograph of Philip Jackson who plays Japp!
The rest of the dream was then spent avoiding a giant wave that was about to show up but never arrived.
Sometimes I think that a nice ordinary dream would do just fine.
Up until the aliens showed up my dream was ok!


Steve said...

Write it all down and get is sent off to Russell T Davis - that would make a great script for Doctor Who!

Anonymous said...

I can't figure out why / how you always have such wild dreams? I am merely switched off for a few hours.


I think that I dream so much because Beauty hasn't slept properly for one night in the last 6 1/2 years so I never sleep deeply.Beauty has a reputation as an escapologist and so I sleep with one ear open.The other night I put her to bed and I was so tired that I also went to bed, an hour later I awoke to find her asleep by my feet.I found it scary that I hadn't noticed her come into the room.
As for the dream content......probably watching too much DOCTOR WHO and STAR TREK and reading too many ASIMOV books.




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