Thursday 31 January 2008

Driver announcement

On the way home on the tube tonight we suddenly came to a juddering halt just outside Bermondsey. This in itself is not unusual. Bermondsey for some reason seems a place of frequent delay (I've no idea why, I never see anyone getting on or off there!).

Eventually we moved into the station, where we had another long delay (so annoying when you are so nearly home). Eventually the driver came over the PA system.

"Sorry for the delay. This was caused by somebody deciding to pull the passenger alarm..." (pause) "...presumably to see what it does. It stops the train... and causes a delay."

I think maybe the driver had finished a long day and was on his way home (just like me). He certainly sounded tired!