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Davros

The Whippet
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Dec 5, 2003
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twas an interesting night last night...

Left work at 6... got home at midnight!

After my short tube jourmey, i arrived at Fenchurch street at about 6.25 to be greeted by no trains... however, then a train came in, and was told it was the delayed 6pm and would be leaving soon... happy days, i thought.... anyway, 20mins later they told us that it wouldnt be moving, and that we could either get the Tube to Barking, where C2C services would be running, or go to Liverpool Street...

it was now that i wished i wasnt so lazy and had walked to Liverpool Street....

Anyhow, having got a seat on the first District Line train out of Tower Hill, we were going along nicely......

anyhow, having just left Upton park, with only a couple of stops to go to Barking, i put my PSP away, and this is about the time that the train grinds to a holt...

20 mins later the train driver says that the electic is going to have to be turned off...

2 hours later we are told there is someone tresspassing on the track, and that the service will be stopped unforseeably...

30 mins later, we are told that we're gonna have to walk along the track to East Ham...

30 mins later we do this.....

anyhow, having just endured a quarter of a mile walk over ankle breaking stones in the dark i arrive on the platform at East Ham, greeted by a BTP asking if were ok, and telling us to follow the stairs out the station...

get to the top of the stairs, and a LUG worker is holding the door open... here a lot of traffic outside... assume there wil be rail replacement or something... get outside, the door is litually shut behind us with sweet F**K ALL outside... not one LUG worker or anything..

there was a group of 4 of us by now, all wonering wft to do... we ask an unlicensed mini cab driver how to get to Barking, he tells us you can get a 238 or number 5 bus from that bus stop.... points to the bus stop where there are about 500 people!

anyway, one of our group (none of whom i know the names) says he knows the way to Barking.. is only about 2 miles...

anyway, so we walk 2 miles through some of the most de-generated area i have ever come across, and arrive at Barking about 10.15... we look at the board... train to Shoeburyness 10.20... excellent...

anyway, about 10 mins later, the train time changes to 10.55...

then at 10.57 the train is now at 11.05 and on platform 7...

still, at least its a seat.... oh no... the train pulls in at platform 7... full to the rafters, and i have to stand to Basildon...

got in at about 5 to midnight...

all in all... a cracking journey!

(oh, and just to cap it off, C2C finally took the money out of my bank account yesterday!)
 
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