I am starting to check again my transportation choices during my upcoming trip.
On Saturday, 02 Sep, I'll be leaving my hotel near London Vauxhall and traveling to London Euston Rail to then take the train to Birmingham International train station where a friend will pick me up for our day-out plans.
For curiosity, I checked the tfl.gov.uk Journey Planner without and with steps free access. I am surprised by how different the routes are. My friend doesn't recall any steps for the Euston stations (tube / rail) transfer. I thought I would check with anyone who might know.
I don't mind a few steps; I definitely wouldn't want to carry any luggage up a full flight of stairs (>15 steps is my definition here) unless I really had to.
And, yes, I'm aware of the RMT Train strike that will affect my plans. That is the next step -- to figure out potential alternate plan for getting to Birmingham on that Saturday if that is needed. I plan on waiting another week to check the strike related info for service on the Avanti West Coast trains.