London’s (in)famous Underground network has often been halted on many occasions, particularly from security alerts, flooding, signal failures and terrorism…. now loud, screeching noises have been added to the list.
Part of Bank station was shut for nearly an hour and a half yesterday because some of the trains on the Central Line stretch were deemed to be too noisy. Transport for London admitted that ‘lack of track lubrication’ had led to the trains’ loud screeching.
This is ridiculous! Shutting part of the system down because of that? Most of us who brave the Underground on our every day commute know that some times trains can get a bit noisy, but this? Here we go again, it’s yet another classic example of how public transport is managed in the UK. Passengers have seen the cost of travelling become very expensive, but they have yet to see any improvements. Of course, we’re British, we’re too stupid to protest and tear down the walls of Parliament to demand action, so we meekly accept this appaling state of affairs… now that’s embarrassing.