South West Trains: still crap

Posted by Tim Ireland at January 13, 2009

Category: Consume!

This entry was posted on
Tuesday, January 13th, 2009
10:50 pm and is filed
under Consume!.

I’d like you to meet Tom, who has started his own South West Trains diary. Good luck to you, Tom!

I should maybe restart with one of my own; on Monday I witnessed a train splitting and one half departing Guildford station without a shunter or platform guard present. I would’ve complained at the manager’s office, but it was empty.

The shunters were, according to a peeved driver, in the staff room playing Xbox or something; they certainly weren’t being held up on any of the other platforms or doing any work.

I called the SWT helpline… and they didn’t believe me!

Bunch. Of. Jobsworths.


  1. Dave Cole says

    SWT aren't as bad as GWR. If you're travelling from London to the south west, I thoroughly recommend Berry's Coaches – I use them frequently and they're really very good.

  2. D-Notice says

    … and they don't accept Oyster pay-as-you-go

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