jardine01 there lifts at king cross station so use those lifts to transport heavy luggage up or down
to reach the that station in easy way is take overground train from Euston which stops at high road station - they have steps BUT if you get off at west hamsptead station (lifts is being installed but not known if its already open) and take bus route 328
And please don't think that having a suitcase means that you can stop dead at the top or bottom of the escalator, or you might just find me and my white cane falling over you and landing in a heap.
Might give the travellers a laugh, does nothing for my joints, OUCH!!
I forgot about that one. And it's one of the most important tips in addition to being one of my pet hates! On the trains sometimes you have people who walk up to the doors with a wheelie bag as they're about to close. Stop. Put the handle in. Get on the train. Turn around and lift the bag in... I don't need to add more I feel...
I hate those damned wheely cases. Doubly so if the people dragging them reach the escalator top on either the left or the right, then do an immediate 90° across the other stream, tripping up anyone getting off. It often happens at Euston, where the exit gate is at right angles to the escalator.
And please don't think that having a suitcase means that you can stop dead at the top or bottom of the escalator, or you might just find me and my white cane falling over you and landing in a heap
Although it's never necessary to stop right at the bottom or top of an escalator there are many locations where the unfamiliar traveller is first given the information necessary to know which way they need to go at the top/bottom of the escalator. Particularly where the escalator goes down to a passage between the platforms. I don't know how, but it would be useful to givee the information as you are going down the escalator so when you get to the end you know which way you need to go.
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I don't know how, but it would be useful to givee the information as you are going down the escalator so when you get to the end you know which way you need to go
Actually, I think they'd be better putting the information further away. Camden is a nightmare for this with lots of foreign tourists and the like who get to the little landing at the bottom of the escalators and stop to try to work out what is going on. I think it would be better to send them on to one platform and let them work it out there.
but yes, returning to topic, as long as you can carry it, you are generally fine (I have carried various large boxes containing motorcycle fairings on the tube - which are large, but very light). I'd use the lifts though where you can.
Post by whistlekiller on Apr 23, 2012 18:51:58 GMT
As long as you don't block the overtaking lane on the escalators (the left hand lane) then you should have no problem whether putting the cases in front or behind you, provided you hang on to them as has been mentioned above.
As for the rest of it, ask your parents to keep a close eye on how the escalator steps behave. I'm fairly confident that their common sense will tell them what to do as the steps retract near the top/bottom.
If you're on an escalator with suitcases, DO NOT put them on the left hand side of you blocking the way of people wishing to walk down the escalator, or you will get the likes of me who will boot it out the way.
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