Train companies are hoping that recent changes in the timetables will lead to today’s trains being so late, they will be on time for tomorrow. With average delays currently running at 19 hours, an additional 5 hours of delays will see the project celebrated as a success.
Both Southern and Thameslink say they should reach the magic one-day delay within the next week, while also reminding customers that that means next Monday will now be running a Sunday service. However, Great Northern have apologised to customers for only having average delays of 5 hours following the changes, but have promised to work hard to get trains running as late as possible over the coming days.
Secretary of State for transport, Chris Grayling has praised trahe train operators for their backward-forward thinking, especially as they seemed to have followed most of the government’s policies. “We applaud them for managing to sell a backwards step as a forward move. We are so impressed we are aiming our future plans towards a “Thameslink Brexit”