Weekend of 09-10/02/2013 sees 10/13 lines partially shuttered for planned #engineering works; full service seen during #Olympics 'for show'— Asad Yawar (@Mediolana) February 09, 2013
Filed under Urban Life
Tagged as Boris Johnson, Docklands Light Railway, engineering works, Ken Livingstone, London, London 2012, London Underground, Margaret Thatcher, Transport for London, United Kingdom
Yeah, it was a bit of a deception during the Olympics, to pause the closures to pretend to the outside world that things are better than they are.
One can put up with occasional disruptions, but the worst thing is it’s like this every single weekend for years. Makes traveling on the tubes a miserable experience if the lines you were intending to use are down :-(
The only real improvement in this context from the mid-2000s is that the engineering works are at least slightly more restrained, less central, and tend to be rotated. But there’s no getting away from the fact that Londoners are in for yet another decade of delays.
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