Taxis used between rail platforms
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
Another redevelopment will take place before the Ryder Cup
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!