Disabled man takes on Tube challenge

Disabled man takes on Tube challenge

Ben Holt, who has cerebral palsy, bids to visit all 270 London Underground stations to highlight systems accessibility problems and set world record

Arriving at Liverpool Street station on a quiet afternoon, Ben Holt, who has cerebral palsy, found that only one platform offered a step-free route out, and he was on the wrong side of the tracks. With no one around to help me out, I had to help myself, he said. Risking a hefty fine, he stopped the escalator in order to walk up it, sweet-talking the station staff who were waiting at the top.

Early on Wednesday morning, Ben will be boarding the Tube once again to tackle escalators, stairs and more, in an attempt to complete the Tube Challenge by visiting all London Underground stations in a single run.

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Source: Guardian Transport

http://www.theguardian.com/cities/2014/oct/29/disabled-man-tube-challenge-london-underground-accessibility