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Monday, December 01, 2003

21st Century Naming and Shaming - with bells on

After being accused earlier on today of naming and shaming by London News Review (totally off topic from a London Underground point of view, but it felt bloody good, and at least I got a response from them - see Sunday's entry after the party). However, in naming and shaming I'm a complete amateur when compared to Tim Ireland's excellent posting about an altracation he had with
South West Trains who decided to get the police involved.

Please read in full, it so, so, so deserves to be read.

I actually moved house recently and now have the dilemma of being able to get Network South West Trains from Richmond as well as the Underground. SWT should be faster, but it isn't. It's been a bloody nightmare since I moved house as the morning rush hour services have been cancelled or delayed every single day for a fortnight, and I've also had my fair share of conversations with SWT staff about their indicator boards being completely inaccurate giving people the misguided impression that the train they were hoping to get is just late as usual - when in fact it's actually gone.

Indicator boards at Richmond showing the usual delays on South West Trains

So I'll still, much more often than not, be getting the District Line into town and even if I do get British Snail, I still have to pick up the tube at Waterloo to get into Piccadilly Circus so no signs of retirement from this tube blog yet.

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