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Bonkers Blog September 2015

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7 September (Part 5) - Links, but no link

I usually check web links, can’t remember the last time I didn’t, but this afternoon I had an invitation to “meet me under the clock at Waterloo” and I had to rush off in a hurry.

How do people put up with that journey daily?

The destination indicators at Abbey Wood were showing trains running almost an hour late with the predicted arrival time already half an hour in the past. I suppose it was just Windows freezing again but it was confusing a lot of people. One rant from a lady trying to get to Blackheath was quite entertaining, but not so funny if you need to get to work on time as she did.

However the next Charing Cross train managed to get into London on time.

Then I found out the hard way that there is a two hour gap in the timetable for everyone hoping to get back to Charlton and all points east from Waterloo. As I knew, no services at all stop at London Bridge.

I arrived at London Bridge via the Jubilee Line and found there is no obvious way up to Platform 1. The escalators were barricaded off and at a standstill.

Eventually going a very long way round to Platform 1 I discovered there was no train due over the next 15 minutes, there's one every ten minutes outside the peak period. It makes me very glad I don’t have to do that journey every day. When I did, fast trains completed the journey ten minutes quicker too.

The day didn’t improve when I got home. Several emails to say the Boundaries Commission link was wrong. As far as I can tell it isn’t wrong but the Boundaries Commission apparently knows nothing of a consultation in Bexley. Bexley has probably jumped the gun.

I can’t imagine that many will care.

 

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