Southern Rail

trains

#1

Why are they so bad and why do we put up with them.


#2

A controversial opinion, I know, but I don’t find them all that bad. I should add that I get an early train into London Bridge and return home before rush hour kicks in, so the trains are usually OK, on time and I always get a seat. I remember Connex, now they were crap. I guess I have always judged Southern in line with their truly awful predecessors. Having said all that, I’m sure that if I was forced to do the rush hour day in day out I would not be praising Southern (I base this on friends who are always moaning about them).


#3

Having posted that, I checked live updates; my train is delayed. Bloody Southern etc etc :grinning:


#4

I posted that last night after a few beers in Borough. Had to wait 45 minutes for a train and was told at one stage they had all been cancelled so we had to make our own way home as there were no more. There was almost a riot at LB. This strike and ‘sickness’ is getting on my nerves. Next time is see one of the illustrious union leaders going into Burger and Lobster in Farringdon I shall boo them.


#6

Talk to the staff on the platforms at LB, they have no sympathy for drivers or conductors.


#7

It is a complex subject and none of the parties involved come out of it well IMO:


#8

@Brett I agree, really poor from both sides and us caught in the middle.


#9

@Joey_H, as much as I personally disagree with transport union action I’m really pleased we have the benefit of your insight here in the forum. Keep up the good posts!


#10

:disappointed:


#11

I would Jubilee to the Overground if I were you. Canada Water platform was busy but surprisingly I managed to get a seat on the train and it’s running at a decent pace.


#12

I am on a train. Pass the party :tada:


#13

Well here we all are again. Cancelled trains because it rained. It will no doubt cascade on and on.


#14

A nice reposte to today’s emergency timetable announcement;


#15

Revised timetables out , nice to see my morning rush hour train has been cancelled, 07:59 from Norwood Junction that leaves from Forest Hill at 8:09, should be fun a bit of overcrowding going on round that time, even more so when a train is cancelled!


#16

Grrr… that’s my normal commute train as well. Mind you, it normally seems to be the first sacrifice to the delay gods the second another other than a perfect day is encountered. Since the 08:22 normally gets stuck outside London Bridge more often than not I had better warm my boss up to my new Southern inspired working pattern … ie, i’ll mainly be arriving late :pensive:(


#17

I have to say it is pushing me towards buying a bike. They really are useless as a train company.


#18

#19

Southern Rail to replace timetable with avant garde poetry. When you’ve become the subject of Daily Mash satire things really are bad.


#20

I saw this the other day and had a chuckle. Then remembered I had to use the “service”. Sad, just bloody sad.


#21

On the whole we’re relatively lucky compared to our neighbours who use East Dulwich where peak services will be ONE PER HOUR from Monday.