Tuesday, November 21, 2006
Today was a particular treat with Gants Hill tube advising the next westward service would be in 7 minutes, this remained in place for another 5 minutes and was then raised, somewhat oddly, to 12 minutes and soon thereafter reduced back down to 9 minutes. Eventually the train came in and the conditions were, well cramped would be understating travelling conditions at which even a sardine would balk. Basically, if you were not already a contortionist you were about to get a crash course.
A truly horrible and soul destroying way to start the day, which was by no means improved by the driver announcing, at every bloody pause in the service, that the Central Line was running a special timetable. Well, if Ken or anyone at TfL is reading this your special timetable is rubbish.
the underground regularly says there are no reported dealys but suddenly when ur on the platform they announce that actually there are. it is a form of Stalinism, all brutal lies without recognising the obvious.
Maybe it's just because the TfL workers are so unfulfilled in their jobs so it's the only way of amusing themselves...
The overcrowdedness is terrible though - the Guardian once offered commuters a lift in a cattle truck instead and everyone said it was better!