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Commuter Diary: Delays on return leg but tracks clear this morning

10:04 26 February 2013

Commuter Diary: Signal problems cause delays at start of working week

Commuter Diary: Signal problems cause delays at start of working week

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EVENINGS like yesterday make Anita Curtis question why she puts herself through the pain of commuting to London.

She said: “Coming up from the tube I can hardly get on the concourse so immediately fear the worst.

“Yes - signal failure affecting the west Anglia trains. So why are there no trains to Ipswich or Norwich?

“Hundreds of people nearly crush me to get to their trains when announced.

“Eventually a train goes up for Ipswich so hoards of people try to get on. This is not an inter city so, although I managed to get a seat, is extremely uncomfortable and my legs are perched on the heating vent to give me a bit more room.

“Lots of people standing. Not sure what happened to Norwich travellers although I read on Twitter that my normal (Norwich) train was starting from Stratford (useful!!) In the end I was only about 10 minutes later than usual.

“However, normally when things go wrong on a Monday it sets off a precedent for the whole week - watch this space!”

This morning, trains were running to schedule, giving Anita some hope for this evening’s journey. She reported: “After last night’s fiasco, nothing to report this morning. Train in the right place at the right time and on time getting in to London.”

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2 comments

  • I am amazed, not really, having lived in Ipswich all my life, that nowhere on this website or that of the IBC and SCC is there any mention or update on the roadworks in Chevallier street etc that are currently blighting local road travel. A daily roadworks report could be added to this website instead of some of the useless junk that seems to be classified as "news".

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    Sarky Sage

    Tuesday, February 26, 2013

  • Just to cheer you up Anita Curtis Greater Anglia has been crowned Rail Operator of the Year !!!!! The company, owned by Dutch group Abellio which took over the franchise in February last year, won the award for 2012 at the Rail Business Awards

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    the opinion man

    Friday, March 1, 2013

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