Olympic Wingers

If you are a user of Facebook or Twitter just go on to either of the social networking sites at any time throughout the day but particularly in the mornings and you will see at the very least 2 or 3 (depending on how many ‘friends’ you have) complaints about how rubbish our transport in London seems to be at the moment especially the trains. As Londoners we are genetically pre-disposed to whinge and moan about the trains but since the Olympic bid was won and they have started working on improvements that they should have made years ago but have only decided to make to impress all of the tourists that will be coming in, the trains seem to have gotten a lot worse and it is effecting my journeys to and from the London escort HQ which I am not happy about!

I know they have been saying for ages that the changes will be worth it in the long run as it will improve services and journeys etc but it is difficult to see past the fact that every week I get a lovely email in my inbox from Transport for London informing me of all of the train line closures that weekend and the following week. It is almost like opening a credit card bill, you do it slowly and wince at the same time to see exactly what the damage is going to be. Last week the entire London Overground line was shut so I was forced to get the dreaded rail replacement bus to the London escort HQ, as I am sure you can tell I was not best pleased.

It is also a problem for the escorts in London themselves, they have to travel all over London at different times throughout the day and night and including weekends as they are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, it makes no real difference to them that the trains stop after midnight as it is often unlikely that they will all be working before that time anyway, so because of this you will often find both myself and the London escorts quite unhappy on the days that they choose to mess with the trains.

We are told that it is all because of the Olympics that this work needs to be done but I think a lot of Londoners would prefer not to have the games and just be able to get a train when they need one.

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