Rush Hour Delays
Train delays are bad enough- however, when they occur during rush hour, crazy thoughts can consume the mind. If only you could run back home and dive back under the duvet instead of standing on a wet train platform for another miserable hour. Better yet, if only you could escape to the safety and warmth of a hotel room for the night. Thoughts of the impossible consume the mind and you imagine yourself anywhere instead of being squished like a sardine in the waiting area for your platform to be announced on the boards. If only…
At midday on the 9th of November, trains were left unable to run after wires overhead underwent damage at Luton. This caused huge issues and many commuters faced major disruptions which affected north-bound trains at St Pancras station. Reports stated that commuters were warned that the disruptions could last until the end of service on the day of the incident.
As usual, many angry passengers vented their frustration at the never ending delays on twitter and one said ‘Well. @TLRailUK have made it impenetrable to get on a train. Spent the last hour and a half standing in the rain. I now can’t feel my feet’ alongside an image showing a brief marker written explanation of the delays by staff.
A spokesman stated that the train were being delayed due to a fault with the signalling systems where as other reports said the overhead wires were to blame. Nevertheless, a severely limited service was in operation with many services cancelled all together and commuters facing delays of up to 90 minutes on services which were given the go-ahead.
Were you faced with the delays faced on the 9th of November? Perhaps train delays are an everyday occurrence for you? Get in touch with Trains From Hell today to find out how you could be owed your money back!