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Commuter Diary: Trouble on the tracks? Not today

09:57 05 February 2013

Trains are running to schedule this week

Trains are running to schedule this week

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COMMUTER Anita Curtis has been pleasantly surprised by the service on the railways so far this week.

Starting her new commuter diary on Monday, Anita emailed to say: “It’s looking good! Train for a Monday morning had all its carriages and the right formation too. Arrived on time and only those from Colchester struggled to find a seat.

“Fingers crossed for this evening. Will this be a good week?”

And the return leg was as successful.

“Again a full train and correct formation.

“The nice catering lady was offering “marked down” sandwiches for £1.50. Can’t see a stampede at the moment. Well, we are home on time- just as well as tummies are beginning to rumble (there’s always those sandwiches!).”

2 comments

  • Motorcyclists beware! They are going to start charging parking for motorcycles very soon. Parking fee + train fare = I'll just bike to Colchester instead.

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    Winston Barrington Jr.

    Tuesday, February 5, 2013

  • Marvellous!! Says it all when the train being on time is news!! We must be the worse serviced area in the country for a professional rail service.......

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    Weary Traveller

    Tuesday, February 5, 2013

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