27 November, 2008

Earlswood Station - Power Cut

Earlswood Station - Power cut
The last few days have been a bit of a pain for us (nothing like the track works though, this is just a very minor inconvenience)...because of the arrival of Poppy the Beetle Flyingpops has taken to parking on the far side of the station, necessitating a daily wade through the puddles in the spooky underpass that allow the wealthy residents of Royal Earlswood park to access the (comparitively) "chavy" side of the tracks (where the station entrance is located), however, probably because of the frequent flooding, it was deemed necessary for there to be some resurfacing works which closed off the underpass completely (and blocked off 3 of the parking spaces at the station) where it appeared several workmen slept the night in their van between/during working sessions...as a result the usually easy job of finding somewhere to safely leave Poppy for the day has been a little more challenging...

Now this all should have been over by today, so we zoomed over the rail bridge to park in the nice car park as usual, only to find that (although the resurfacing work has apparently been completed - perhaps too well - worryingly all the drainage channels appear to have been completely filled with tarmac too) somewhere along the line someone has managed to cut the power...so the tunnel was pitch black (luckily I had a mini LED torch)...but the platform and the ticket office were dark too, and the PA system was down, even the displays showing when the next train is due (and how it's getting on with staying on time)...so we had a bit of a tense wait this morning, with no idea if the trains were delayed or cancelled (as they frequently seem to be)...heaven only knows what anyone that needed a ticket had to do, just get on anyway and try and blag it I guess...!

4 comments:

Kev Brown said...

F#*king trains! It's a bit disconcerting waiting for a train at the best of times, let alone when there's no display!!!

Flyingpops said...

Yes, but Poppy has found a new friend at the station and is developing her first love... a silver beetle with a pink flower. Being a responsible adult, I am not going to allow this relationship and parked her away from the other beetle this morning!

and yes... i'm a loon!

Ys said...

ahh the joy of public transport ;)

Tom Hopwood said...

Good job the third rail has it's own supply.