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Train travel and tube in London with a wheelchair

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chatee Sun 18-Sep-11 09:02:53

Hi Londoners(and those in the know)
I am the country bumpkin coming down to the big city and travelling on to stoke mandeville with a child in a wheelchair and bringing a suitcase,
I know I need to use the tube from euston across to marylebone and have plenty of time to do this but can anyone give me a good (preferably free) android app for london travel, or insider info that these two stations are wheelchair friendly
(I have never done this trip and if we have been to london in the past I have had dh with me), can't show my nerves as this will make child nervous too.
Will pop back later- oh and travel is tomorrow..thanks

SoupDragon Sun 18-Sep-11 09:06:07

I think the TFL website has this information.

SoupDragon Sun 18-Sep-11 09:07:07

In all honestly, with a child in a wheelchair and with a suitcase you may be better off getting a black cab.

SoupDragon Sun 18-Sep-11 09:08:59

this is the tube accessibility page from TFL.

MaryMotherOfCheeses Sun 18-Sep-11 09:12:11

tube maps here

It says Marylebone doesn't have wheelchair access. Most central London stations don't, sadly. It's not far though, can you use a taxi?

trumpton Sun 18-Sep-11 09:12:31

TFL give single bus journey This gives details for today 16 mins . Much nicer than a tube.

SoupDragon Sun 18-Sep-11 09:13:12

Looking at the maps I don't think you can do it.

trumpton Sun 18-Sep-11 09:14:13

ah.... this is page for tomorrow

chatee Sun 18-Sep-11 09:54:44

wow, thanks for the speedy responses- you are all great(mumsnet is fab at these times)
so, bus number 18 looks the best way- although planned works on harrow road will this cause tailbacks to where I need to get off?
it says 31 mins to walk (is this doable?) as no point getting a taxi if everwhere has tailbacks(have a fear of taxi being extortionate price with me being so obviously not from london and taxi driver dodging and diving through back streets)
quite prefer the idea of the bus rather than the tube as it will give dd the chance to 'see' a little of city life and hopefully on our return(not the same day) we have a few hours spare before our train back north so if the weather is nice is Regents park worth a visit? or are any museums nearby to euston for a visit(make the most of our visit to the big city and something for her to share with her friends)

trumpton Sun 18-Sep-11 12:18:28

Sorry those links didn't work. But glad you found the bus. £2.20 before you get on ( pay machines at bus stop so make sure you buy a ticket. )If DD is under 11 no ticket needed for her.

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