Following Sunday's shenanigans, I ran today's trip unadvertised and under radio silence until I was successfully away from Reading. Only real "problem" was my outbound from Richmond was delayed but that was good as I missed it's scheduled departure by 2 minutes! I've seen it worse on normal Fridays, though there were a greater number of civilians with large suit cases today than I'd normally see.
I went today because I imagine tomorrow will be hell on earth on the railway, which I will be monitoring from the safety of my desk!
Phil is once again taking one for the team this morning. A thinned out service at Swindon meant the train I really wanted wasn't running. A "vulnerable passenger" at Wokingham has caused the emergency services to intervene and I'm currently half an hour down on Train II. And it's a strike day on SWR.
Phil is safely home. OK yes, I did get on a number 5 bus going the wrong way round Swindon purely to get myself warm and safe and we will not be speaking in public of what happened between bus stop and house and we will be frowning deeply on people who do repeat it elsewhere. There are people who worry and they do not need to here quite how I did the last leg of the journey.
It's not my fault the team died just one move away from escaping the Forbidden Desert.
Next time warn us and we'll tell you not to do the Oxford Road leg. It's a nonsense the ticket booking system does on the rare occassions Victoria takes you north. Far quicker to just walk from Picadilly to Victoria or get the tram from Picadilly to Victoria.
I now dread to ask at what point you went to the Lego Store..?