Senji (senji) wrote,

Tubular woes

Of course, that follows the outbound journey on which we had the delightful announcement in Kings Cross where it would've been easier to list the tube lines that were having "Good Service" (i.e. SNAFU), and the return where, with the Surface Lines out on the northern-Circle, and Kings Cross shut to suburban rail services, we went Bakerloo/Victoria to Tottenham Hale and joined a 'one' train there to get home. And got absolutely toasted (despite carrying bottles of water). I do wonder, however, why National Rail were directing Cambridge customers to Liverpool Street in preference to Tottenham Hale (generally easier to get to, if you'd be expecting to go to Kings Cross) and TfL at Paddington were directing Liverpool Street customers around the Circle the arse-backwards way, rather than Bakerloo/Central.

Fortunately, however, we weren't traveling on Sunday, where power problems in London took the usual engineering works chaos up to 11, not helped by a one-under on the Central Line….

Oh, and we stopped for 7 minutes at one of our stations between Bristol and Paddington because a man had boarded the train who had assaulted a "young lady" on the platform, and they weren't moving the train until he was evicted. This didn't, however, delay us sufficiently that we missed our train at Tottenham Hale but, in true userinfosenji style arrived on the platform with about a minute to spare.
Tags: life, senji, tfl, tube

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