Bank Holiday transport fun (or lack thereof)

A jolly out of London for the bank holiday – easy, right? Wrong.

Some of the many tweets horrified at the standard of rail transport over the bank holiday weekend, when Network Rail takes a holiday too.

  1. Worst Late Western seemed to get much of the brunt in the evening rush out of London:
  2.   First Great Western Trains are the worst form   of transport known to mankind
  3. But it’s not just William going LOCO:
  4.  40min delay on @FGW Padd-Taunton. Going to   lmiss connection. Not another for over an hour. Happy Bank Holiday!
  5.  Traditional bank holiday ‘national embarrassment’  ltrain journey home courtesy of @FGW
     
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The most pointless Instagrams of St Pancras

The most pointless Instagrams of St Pancras

As you know, St Pancras holds a special place in my heart because it is my commuter station. Which also happens to house the Eurostar, a champagne bar, designer shops, a piano and art installations. What does this mean? Photos Instagrammed to within an inch of their lives. Enjoy.

  1. Nothing like a bit of #hashtag #overload…
  2. Omg! St Pancras has a roof! Who would have thought it?
  3. Oh, look. People who have time to hang about. With suitcases. Bastards.

Cables make a break for it at St Neots

There’s more chaos in the Home Counties as overhead cable failures at St Neots bring the East Coast line to a standstill. Here are the best of the tweets:
  1. RT @lbc973: Issues with overhead power lines at #StNeots affecting services from King’s Cross to Peterborough. Updates from @AndyMcTravel this morning.
  2. It’s going to be another grim day on the East Coast Main Line #StNeots
  3. NEWS: Some passengers have spent the night stranded at London’s King’s Cross station because of overhead power problems at #StNeots.
  4. Train just left Kings Cross…no one knows – including 14 East Coast Staff on board where we go from Peterborough #stneots #headlesschickens
  5. You know things are bad when Leeds Bradford airport tweeting people to remind them that BA fly to London #StNeots
  6. At least someone’s excited this morning…

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