Tube breaks down, so does platform announcer at Farringdon
There were big problems on the London Underground this morning, after multiple signal and train failures conspired to cause major disruption to the Circle line. That said, nobody could accuse TfL staff of not going the extra mile in terms of customer service. The platform announcer at Farringdon refused to stop talking for nearly half an hour, giving a blow-by-blow account of what was occurring. Such gems included:
"For those eastbound passengers who are frustrated... and let's be honest passengers, who wouldn't be?"
"Is this what having a nervous breakdown feels like?"
And our favourite:
"You've got two options - apart from shooting yourself, and who could blame you?"
And he kept going, on and on and on, seemingly to prove a point to his manager that he was more than capable of communicating to passengers:
An admirable effort, and far more entertaining than threatening to sling the passengers under the trains.