A journey through a third of London to make one’s way home, every week. That is life, that is what keeps me going and what keeps on inspiring me.
I had a spot of bother this morning, getting to work, after my TfL Rail train to Liverpool Street got cancelled at short notice. Apparently the train broke down (meaning it probably didn’t fall off a bridge). Nice start to the Monday, aye guys!
Credit: Drew Magary and Deadspin
From Sunday 8 to Monday 9 January, 2017, station staff working for transport firm TfL in London went on strike, causing major disruption to commuters. I managed to beat the worse of the strike by getting up extra early at 4.30 am, taking a 115 bus to Aldgate and then a Paddington-bound 205 from just outside Aldgate East tube station. I finally reached my office in Euston at around 7.45 am. Not bad. Thank goodness it’s only one day.
Just had some good news this evening. The tube train strikes called by the unions for most of this week have been postponed, although new potential strike action has been called for early September. Nevertheless I am very relieved. Happy, happy, joy, joy!!
I managed to plan THREE alternative routes with the help of the TfL Journey Planner to get into work, but for now I can breathe easy, unlike the poor commuters in the District Line train above.