London Underground is fscking uselesss

by Suw on September 9, 2006

Stuck outside Holloway Road station waiting for it to be opened. It's shut (exit only) because there's a football match on at the Emirates Station and apparently there have been too many people using the station. They are also saying that it going to be shut every time there's a match on. Great.
I haven't minded the disruption caused by matches – the roads closing and the flood of supporters. But this is really annoying. Apparently “there was a sign up” but signs are easy to miss, and frankly that's not enough. At the very least LUL or, more appropriately, Arsenal should have given leaflets out, and ideally they should have leafleted every house and flat in the area. If I had known I could have walked to Caledonian Road which was unaffected.
Oh, and Kings Cross is shut, and the Victoria Line and Northern Line apparently suspended. Bloody useless. LUL are about as useful as a fart in a jacuzzi.

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Anonymous September 9, 2006 at 6:01 pm

Whenever my journey is delayed by 15 minutes, I always fill out this form online:
https://www.tfl.gov.uk/tube/contacts/refunds.asp
Then LUL have to send you a ¬£3 voucher for the cost of your journey. So far I've got about ¬£60 in pre-pay vouchers… It's the only way to hit them where it hurts. They also have leaflets at every station (called “Customer Charter Leaflets”).
Make sure u know how long your standard journey is, then keep an eye out on the length of your journey.

Anonymous September 9, 2006 at 10:21 pm

This doesn't bode well for my trip to London on Tuesday … I hope I can find some work around …

Anonymous September 10, 2006 at 7:38 am

You should move to west Wales, where there's a bus every three days, like clockwork ;-)

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