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Commuter Diary: Trouble on the tracks? Not today

09:57 05 February 2013

Trains are running to schedule this week

Trains are running to schedule this week


COMMUTER Anita Curtis has been pleasantly surprised by the service on the railways so far this week.


Starting her new commuter diary on Monday, Anita emailed to say: “It’s looking good! Train for a Monday morning had all its carriages and the right formation too. Arrived on time and only those from Colchester struggled to find a seat.

“Fingers crossed for this evening. Will this be a good week?”

And the return leg was as successful.

“Again a full train and correct formation.

“The nice catering lady was offering “marked down” sandwiches for £1.50. Can’t see a stampede at the moment. Well, we are home on time- just as well as tummies are beginning to rumble (there’s always those sandwiches!).”



  • Motorcyclists beware! They are going to start charging parking for motorcycles very soon. Parking fee + train fare = I'll just bike to Colchester instead.

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    Winston Barrington Jr.

    Tuesday, February 5, 2013

  • Marvellous!! Says it all when the train being on time is news!! We must be the worse serviced area in the country for a professional rail service.......

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    Weary Traveller

    Tuesday, February 5, 2013

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