22 October, 2008

Free Thameslink season ticket holder

Free Thameslink season ticket holder
In a happy piece of good timing, yesterday I was the lucky recipient of a brand new (if a little garish) season ticket holder, courtesy of Thameslink, which is nice, because my last free season ticket holder (from the FT, in the ultimate goodie bag) was starting to get a bit tatty...this was also a little odd, as when First decided to buy Thameslink they spent a huge amount of time and money (and actually it wasn't even that long ago) changing the name and the livery of the service from Thameslink to "First Capital Connect"...so a rainbow coloured branding reversal seems to be taking place (Thameslink was a much better name anyway IMHO)...

So what was this actually all about? Opening up the tiny folded sheet tucked inside revealed something that put a bit of a (cruel) smile on my face - a happy-clappy season ticket holder in exchange for massive disruption to services until around 2015 due to underground works, crossrail works, platform works, track works, new trains (with aircon - gasp! Only had them for 10 years on the other lines!) etc. etc. etc. (absolutely none of which is going to change the fact that it's a one up, one down single line for much of their track, any problem along that bit of the line and the entire service grinds to a halt)...so actually it's just another load of reasons to give thanks and praise every day for not having to even touch that service with a barge pole...

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Amen!

¨°º©[ Fink ]©º°¨ said...

If anyone wants one I have a spare I can post..?

Anonymous said...

Double Amen to that!