Delays over on Central line

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Delays on Central Line Delays on Central Line

Services on the Central line are returning to normal after severe delays.

Late finishing engineering work at Marble Arch caused serious problems around 30 minutes ago.

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8:31am Thu 12 Dec 13

AndyBSG says...

The delays aren't helped by animals at Layton trying to force their way onto tubes that are clearly packed.

Young girl standing next to me was nearly crushed as the doors opened and those on the platform just pushed their way on crushing people.

When there's this sort of congestion at stations the guards should take action by closing ticket barriers and ejecting people who are acting dangerously from the station.
The delays aren't helped by animals at Layton trying to force their way onto tubes that are clearly packed. Young girl standing next to me was nearly crushed as the doors opened and those on the platform just pushed their way on crushing people. When there's this sort of congestion at stations the guards should take action by closing ticket barriers and ejecting people who are acting dangerously from the station. AndyBSG

8:58am Thu 12 Dec 13

OngarRS says...

I have also experienced the same. Those getting on at Leyton are quite obviously not British and do not conform to the same social norms as the rest of us. London is too crowded due to unfettered immigration, and will only get much, much worse when the housing at the Olympic Park is finished.
I have also experienced the same. Those getting on at Leyton are quite obviously not British and do not conform to the same social norms as the rest of us. London is too crowded due to unfettered immigration, and will only get much, much worse when the housing at the Olympic Park is finished. OngarRS

9:27am Thu 12 Dec 13

Helen, Walthamstow says...

I find it absolutely disgusting that the two posters above have turned a tube overcrowding problem into a racist rant.

Does it not cross their minds that people who live in Leyton (and Leytonstone, Stratford, Bethnal Green and further points) are just as keen to get to work on their other destinations on time as they are. The fact that they have boarded the trains at points in the predominantly white Essex borders is their good fortune, not a reason for lambasting other travellers whatever their racial origins.

Overcrowding at any time is an issue for LU to resolve. Late running engineering works across the system are far too common and tube overcrowding at any time of the day is also a fairly serious - even dangerous - problem.
I find it absolutely disgusting that the two posters above have turned a tube overcrowding problem into a racist rant. Does it not cross their minds that people who live in Leyton (and Leytonstone, Stratford, Bethnal Green and further points) are just as keen to get to work on their other destinations on time as they are. The fact that they have boarded the trains at points in the predominantly white Essex borders is their good fortune, not a reason for lambasting other travellers whatever their racial origins. Overcrowding at any time is an issue for LU to resolve. Late running engineering works across the system are far too common and tube overcrowding at any time of the day is also a fairly serious - even dangerous - problem. Helen, Walthamstow

10:27am Thu 12 Dec 13

OngarRS says...

Helen, Walthamstow wrote:
I find it absolutely disgusting that the two posters above have turned a tube overcrowding problem into a racist rant.

Does it not cross their minds that people who live in Leyton (and Leytonstone, Stratford, Bethnal Green and further points) are just as keen to get to work on their other destinations on time as they are. The fact that they have boarded the trains at points in the predominantly white Essex borders is their good fortune, not a reason for lambasting other travellers whatever their racial origins.

Overcrowding at any time is an issue for LU to resolve. Late running engineering works across the system are far too common and tube overcrowding at any time of the day is also a fairly serious - even dangerous - problem.
Not racist - just true. If you keep on letting people into the country, it will get overcrowded and all services are under pressure.
[quote][p][bold]Helen, Walthamstow[/bold] wrote: I find it absolutely disgusting that the two posters above have turned a tube overcrowding problem into a racist rant. Does it not cross their minds that people who live in Leyton (and Leytonstone, Stratford, Bethnal Green and further points) are just as keen to get to work on their other destinations on time as they are. The fact that they have boarded the trains at points in the predominantly white Essex borders is their good fortune, not a reason for lambasting other travellers whatever their racial origins. Overcrowding at any time is an issue for LU to resolve. Late running engineering works across the system are far too common and tube overcrowding at any time of the day is also a fairly serious - even dangerous - problem.[/p][/quote]Not racist - just true. If you keep on letting people into the country, it will get overcrowded and all services are under pressure. OngarRS

12:03pm Thu 12 Dec 13

stickmanny says...

@OngarRS

Do you ever go abroad for your holidays?

Would it be ok for the locals to hate you when you get on a busy train?
@OngarRS Do you ever go abroad for your holidays? Would it be ok for the locals to hate you when you get on a busy train? stickmanny

1:36pm Thu 12 Dec 13

Helen, Walthamstow says...

OngarRS wrote:
Helen, Walthamstow wrote:
I find it absolutely disgusting that the two posters above have turned a tube overcrowding problem into a racist rant.

Does it not cross their minds that people who live in Leyton (and Leytonstone, Stratford, Bethnal Green and further points) are just as keen to get to work on their other destinations on time as they are. The fact that they have boarded the trains at points in the predominantly white Essex borders is their good fortune, not a reason for lambasting other travellers whatever their racial origins.

Overcrowding at any time is an issue for LU to resolve. Late running engineering works across the system are far too common and tube overcrowding at any time of the day is also a fairly serious - even dangerous - problem.
Not racist - just true. If you keep on letting people into the country, it will get overcrowded and all services are under pressure.
Of course it's a racist comment.

"Those getting on at Leyton are quite obviously not British and do not conform to the same social norms as the rest of us." What a ridiculous blanket statement! I've travelled to many parts of the world, including countries where some of our population originate and find generally that people's manners and mores are much better - and more generous - than we find here.

Your train was delayed by engineering works and became overcrowded before you even hit the more populous parts of London. Are you seriously suggesting that if everyone on the platform was white British, no-one anxious to get to work would have tried to get on to the train you joined at a earlier station on its route into London? Get real!
[quote][p][bold]OngarRS[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Helen, Walthamstow[/bold] wrote: I find it absolutely disgusting that the two posters above have turned a tube overcrowding problem into a racist rant. Does it not cross their minds that people who live in Leyton (and Leytonstone, Stratford, Bethnal Green and further points) are just as keen to get to work on their other destinations on time as they are. The fact that they have boarded the trains at points in the predominantly white Essex borders is their good fortune, not a reason for lambasting other travellers whatever their racial origins. Overcrowding at any time is an issue for LU to resolve. Late running engineering works across the system are far too common and tube overcrowding at any time of the day is also a fairly serious - even dangerous - problem.[/p][/quote]Not racist - just true. If you keep on letting people into the country, it will get overcrowded and all services are under pressure.[/p][/quote]Of course it's a racist comment. "Those getting on at Leyton are quite obviously not British and do not conform to the same social norms as the rest of us." What a ridiculous blanket statement! I've travelled to many parts of the world, including countries where some of our population originate and find generally that people's manners and mores are much better - and more generous - than we find here. Your train was delayed by engineering works and became overcrowded before you even hit the more populous parts of London. Are you seriously suggesting that if everyone on the platform was white British, no-one anxious to get to work would have tried to get on to the train you joined at a earlier station on its route into London? Get real! Helen, Walthamstow

3:23pm Thu 12 Dec 13

T. Watts says...

AndyBSG wrote:
The delays aren't helped by animals at Layton trying to force their way onto tubes that are clearly packed. Young girl standing next to me was nearly crushed as the doors opened and those on the platform just pushed their way on crushing people. When there's this sort of congestion at stations the guards should take action by closing ticket barriers and ejecting people who are acting dangerously from the station.
Apart from the sad racists rants, I find it amazing that 'native British' person Andy BSG can't even spell Leyton!
[quote][p][bold]AndyBSG[/bold] wrote: The delays aren't helped by animals at Layton trying to force their way onto tubes that are clearly packed. Young girl standing next to me was nearly crushed as the doors opened and those on the platform just pushed their way on crushing people. When there's this sort of congestion at stations the guards should take action by closing ticket barriers and ejecting people who are acting dangerously from the station.[/p][/quote]Apart from the sad racists rants, I find it amazing that 'native British' person Andy BSG can't even spell Leyton! T. Watts

9:34pm Thu 12 Dec 13

Leytonstonia says...

I get on at Leyton. Although my first recorded ancestor - a knight who came over with William The Conqueror - was technically an immigrant, I'm as British as it's possible to get.


Do please stay in Ongar chasing sheep if the people who live on the edge of Central London offend you so much.
I get on at Leyton. Although my first recorded ancestor - a knight who came over with William The Conqueror - was technically an immigrant, I'm as British as it's possible to get. Do please stay in Ongar chasing sheep if the people who live on the edge of Central London offend you so much. Leytonstonia

10:26pm Thu 12 Dec 13

Billy Yerache says...

Helen, Walthamstow wrote:
I find it absolutely disgusting that the two posters above have turned a tube overcrowding problem into a racist rant.

Does it not cross their minds that people who live in Leyton (and Leytonstone, Stratford, Bethnal Green and further points) are just as keen to get to work on their other destinations on time as they are. The fact that they have boarded the trains at points in the predominantly white Essex borders is their good fortune, not a reason for lambasting other travellers whatever their racial origins.

Overcrowding at any time is an issue for LU to resolve. Late running engineering works across the system are far too common and tube overcrowding at any time of the day is also a fairly serious - even dangerous - problem.
It is not racist to highlight the fact that people from other countries have different social skills when it comes to tube etiquette, queuing,eating, spitting, litter and waste disposal discipline, toilet habits and so on. Anyone who thinks otherwise implies that they are not that well travelled or ignorant of what is going on around them or to borrow a phrase from another contributor, going around wearing cranberry tinted glasses.
[quote][p][bold]Helen, Walthamstow[/bold] wrote: I find it absolutely disgusting that the two posters above have turned a tube overcrowding problem into a racist rant. Does it not cross their minds that people who live in Leyton (and Leytonstone, Stratford, Bethnal Green and further points) are just as keen to get to work on their other destinations on time as they are. The fact that they have boarded the trains at points in the predominantly white Essex borders is their good fortune, not a reason for lambasting other travellers whatever their racial origins. Overcrowding at any time is an issue for LU to resolve. Late running engineering works across the system are far too common and tube overcrowding at any time of the day is also a fairly serious - even dangerous - problem.[/p][/quote]It is not racist to highlight the fact that people from other countries have different social skills when it comes to tube etiquette, queuing,eating, spitting, litter and waste disposal discipline, toilet habits and so on. Anyone who thinks otherwise implies that they are not that well travelled or ignorant of what is going on around them or to borrow a phrase from another contributor, going around wearing cranberry tinted glasses. Billy Yerache

4:32pm Sat 14 Dec 13

papalansar says...

Im white and British born and bred. Trust me, I push my way onto trains during rush hour.

Its a London thing.
Im white and British born and bred. Trust me, I push my way onto trains during rush hour. Its a London thing. papalansar

12:56pm Mon 16 Dec 13

Stevo98 says...

Leytonstonia wrote:
I get on at Leyton. Although my first recorded ancestor - a knight who came over with William The Conqueror - was technically an immigrant, I'm as British as it's possible to get.


Do please stay in Ongar chasing sheep if the people who live on the edge of Central London offend you so much.
Go back to where you came from, you filthy cheese-eating surrender monkey.
[quote][p][bold]Leytonstonia[/bold] wrote: I get on at Leyton. Although my first recorded ancestor - a knight who came over with William The Conqueror - was technically an immigrant, I'm as British as it's possible to get. Do please stay in Ongar chasing sheep if the people who live on the edge of Central London offend you so much.[/p][/quote]Go back to where you came from, you filthy cheese-eating surrender monkey. Stevo98

2:22pm Tue 17 Dec 13

Leytonstonia says...

Ah, but the Normans weren't French. Or rather, they didn't consider themselves French. It's given me sharp elbows for getting on at Leyton, though.
Ah, but the Normans weren't French. Or rather, they didn't consider themselves French. It's given me sharp elbows for getting on at Leyton, though. Leytonstonia

7:09pm Tue 17 Dec 13

Stevo98 says...

A great number of people in the UK have Norman roots, anyone with the surname prefix "Fitz" for instance. You could probably trace ancestors back to 1538, when it was mandated that christenings, marriages, and deaths be recorded in local parish churches. Further back beyond that is almost impossible. It doesn't stop too many people claiming silly things.


They always claim to have a 'gateway' ancestor and all claim famous/noble/royal ancestry , and they always go quiet if asked to prove their claim..
A great number of people in the UK have Norman roots, anyone with the surname prefix "Fitz" for instance. You could probably trace ancestors back to 1538, when it was mandated that christenings, marriages, and deaths be recorded in local parish churches. Further back beyond that is almost impossible. It doesn't stop too many people claiming silly things. They always claim to have a 'gateway' ancestor and all claim famous/noble/royal ancestry , and they always go quiet if asked to prove their claim.. Stevo98

12:04pm Wed 18 Dec 13

Leytonstonia says...

Er, I can prove it. Until it was sold in the 1980s, my uncles lived on the land granted to our family for slaughtering Welshmen in the years after the Conquest. Not that this is in any way relevant to delays on the central line.
Er, I can prove it. Until it was sold in the 1980s, my uncles lived on the land granted to our family for slaughtering Welshmen in the years after the Conquest. Not that this is in any way relevant to delays on the central line. Leytonstonia

2:02pm Wed 18 Dec 13

OngarRS says...

Leytonstonia wrote:
Er, I can prove it. Until it was sold in the 1980s, my uncles lived on the land granted to our family for slaughtering Welshmen in the years after the Conquest. Not that this is in any way relevant to delays on the central line.
Reminds me - must go and see the new Walter Mitty film.....
[quote][p][bold]Leytonstonia[/bold] wrote: Er, I can prove it. Until it was sold in the 1980s, my uncles lived on the land granted to our family for slaughtering Welshmen in the years after the Conquest. Not that this is in any way relevant to delays on the central line.[/p][/quote]Reminds me - must go and see the new Walter Mitty film..... OngarRS

5:28pm Wed 18 Dec 13

Stevo98 says...

Leytonstonia wrote:
Er, I can prove it. Until it was sold in the 1980s, my uncles lived on the land granted to our family for slaughtering Welshmen in the years after the Conquest. Not that this is in any way relevant to delays on the central line.
How can you prove lineage that predates any written record? You have a gap of four hundred years, your claims are self-aggrandising, fanciful and deluded.
[quote][p][bold]Leytonstonia[/bold] wrote: Er, I can prove it. Until it was sold in the 1980s, my uncles lived on the land granted to our family for slaughtering Welshmen in the years after the Conquest. Not that this is in any way relevant to delays on the central line.[/p][/quote]How can you prove lineage that predates any written record? You have a gap of four hundred years, your claims are self-aggrandising, fanciful and deluded. Stevo98

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