Friday, January 19, 2007

Jim couldn't fix trees on the line...

With no London to Peterborough trains last night due to high winds, I managed to get a hotel room and stayed overnight. Still chaos on GNER this morning, but managed to get home late morning on a First Capital Connect stopper.

A fellow traveller from Tallington was also on the train. He'd started his journey yesterday lunchtime on a GNER from Kings Cross which stopped a couple of miles out of London.

He eventually discovered that the train in front of his had a tree fall on it, totally blocking the line.

It was four hours before GNER were finally able to get him back to Kings Cross. He told me that 'Jim'll fix it' himself, Jimmy Savile was also trapped on the same train - in first class of course and dressed in trademark glittering track suit (but no cigar).

Most would-be travellers I met trying to get home last night and today had the same moan - how come the first sign bad weather paralyses our entire country, with traffic chaos and only a few trains managing to run.

Then I saw on the TV news that in Germany today, not a single train is running.
Made me feel much better!

2 comments:

Geoffrey G Brooking said...

I took the right advice and stayed in all day yesterday.

WAIT TILL WE GET THE SNOW NEXT WEEK.

THEN THE REAL ACTION WILL START.

Anonymous said...

Most would-be travellers I met trying to get home last night and today had the same moan - how come the first sign bad weather paralyses our entire country, with traffic chaos and only a few trains managing to run.

Wow. Probably the worst storm since January 1990. At least a dozen dead. Probably loads more injured. Widespread damage. Homes still without power due to the amount of infrastructure affected.

But really just a bit of "bad weather" that stopped the trains running on time and can't we do things proper like?

Some people are all heart!