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by Barty
25 Feb 2015 19:05
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Southern services to/from London Bridge
Replies: 40
Views: 13523

Re: Southern services to/from London Bridge

Old habits die hard, don't they?!
by Barty
25 May 2010 13:44
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: East London Line Launch on Sunday 23rd May.
Replies: 101
Views: 38565

It was just as bad for ELL passengers today. A lineside fire at Norwood Junction affected both sets of trains during the evening peak. Did we not have these exact same kind of problems when it was just the Southern service? So maybe the East London Line, and London Overground, the miracle cure for ...
by Barty
20 Aug 2009 20:36
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Direct Trains to and From Charing Cross to be axed
Replies: 40
Views: 19950

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by Barty
20 Aug 2009 13:15
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Direct Trains to and From Charing Cross to be axed
Replies: 40
Views: 19950

Yes - there will be no through trains to Sutton. But there will be four (ELL) trains per hour to W Croydon and 1 (Southern) train per hour to E Croydon. There are regular services from both EC and WC to Sutton. What are your sources for this future timetable information? Nobody at work can confirm ...
by Barty
18 Aug 2009 19:30
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Post in Sydenham
Replies: 31
Views: 13965

I have to be sympathetic, because I spout the same story when people attack Southern! Front line staff cop it because of management decision, happens in all sorts of service companies. I do feel that Royal Mail is in the mess it is in now because it's stuck in a downward spiral. Because mail gets lo...
by Barty
16 Aug 2009 14:47
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Post in Sydenham
Replies: 31
Views: 13965

All I could find was a "complaints form" on the website, a web based thing that will leave nothing in your email "sent items" as proof that you ever contacted them. I typed out my complaint letter in Word, then copied and pasted into their website form, so at least I had a copy of what I sent. Not t...
by Barty
16 Aug 2009 14:45
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Southern Leisure ticket offer TODAY ONLY ONLINE
Replies: 14
Views: 6293

I'll be sure to let you all know if I discover something similar again. The problem I have is that I and my colleagues have little to do with ticketing where we work - I only found the offer by chance whilst browsing the Southern website in a quiet spell - and of course we have little to do with tic...
by Barty
13 Aug 2009 13:55
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Post in Sydenham
Replies: 31
Views: 13965

So did I!!!

AND, to the correct address!!!!! It's a miracle!!!!!

Still waiting for a bank statement that usually comes in the first week of the month though.
by Barty
8 Aug 2009 21:22
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Rail privatisation
Replies: 1
Views: 1635

Rail privatisation

yeah, look how great the railways are now they are privatised. The privatised rail network has many faults, but customer service is not one of them. How many help points and customer information screens did you see at all but the busiest stations before privatisation? Platform staff popped out of t...
by Barty
8 Aug 2009 04:57
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Post in Sydenham
Replies: 31
Views: 13965

I'm gonna copy and paste bits of this thread onto a new one. Rail privatisation deserves its own thread so that this one can get back to being about the post office :)
by Barty
7 Aug 2009 14:06
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Post in Sydenham
Replies: 31
Views: 13965

yeah, look how great the railways are now they are privatised. The privatised rail network has many faults, but customer service is not one of them. How many help points and customer information screens did you see at all but the busiest stations before privatisation? Platform staff popped out of t...
by Barty
7 Aug 2009 10:53
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Southern Services Fri 07/08 from 0915
Replies: 1
Views: 1598

.........and............relax.
by Barty
7 Aug 2009 08:23
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Southern Services Fri 07/08 from 0915
Replies: 1
Views: 1598

Southern Services Fri 07/08 from 0915

A signalling problem between Sydenham and Crystal Palace will result in delays and cancellations to services this morning, particularly the services to Victoria.
by Barty
7 Aug 2009 08:20
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Post in Sydenham
Replies: 31
Views: 13965

Barty, why do you assume that privatising the service will make it better? Because companies other than Royal Mail will get involved in delivering post. Because these companies will know that in a competitive market, if they fail to perform to the required standard, they could ultimately lose the r...
by Barty
6 Aug 2009 20:52
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Sky Box and heavy rain/stormy weather
Replies: 9
Views: 4021

Neither can Freeview.
by Barty
6 Aug 2009 20:50
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Post in Sydenham
Replies: 31
Views: 13965

Great attitude......let's go on strike, build up a big pile of undelivered post in the sorting office, and then get paid overtime to deliver it all.

PRIVATISE, PRIVATISE, PRIVATISE.
by Barty
6 Aug 2009 14:01
Forum: Town Asylum
Topic: Oooops! Server Failure
Replies: 6
Views: 4999

Ahhhh, a server change! Now you're talking my language, Admin! We have those at Southern from time to time. It causes all train information screens at all Southern stations to go blank for about ten mins, and causes blind panic amongst station staff all over Southern, who either run away and hide, t...
by Barty
5 Aug 2009 21:06
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: 75 bus diversion
Replies: 1
Views: 1915

75 bus diversion

I remembered spotting a Croydon-bound 75 turning left rather than right out of Mayow Road the other day. Today I had to go into Penge - since Croydon-bound 75's were obviously not coming up the high street and going down Newlands Park I set off down towards the Merc van garage on the corner of Mayow...
by Barty
5 Aug 2009 20:48
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Recently quiet forum
Replies: 2
Views: 1734

I have had problems logging on a few times recently.

But my absence lately is more down to an addiction to a MMORPG called Travian and due to Southern making me look a tit than anything else.

Although the chance to slag off the Post Office was the perfect way to bring me out of my shell.... :D