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A good slice of the Central Line was shut down this morning, which made getting to work somewhat fraught. One thing I discovered is that if there's one thing that's hotter and less comfortable than a deep-level Tube line, it's the lower deck of a Routemaster bus.

Apparently the cause for the shutdown was the usual signal failure. Why is it that the London Underground cannot run a service without signals failing? Could it be that the companies which maintain the tracks maximise their profits if they let the system run down to failure, rather than keeping it running smoothly?

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On June 24th, 2005 03:29 pm (UTC), bluestate commented:
You betcha. Good thing about getting to work on the tube between 6am and 7am is that peak hour hasn't come along yet to disrupt the working of the system :-)
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On June 25th, 2005 08:06 am (UTC), kineticfactory replied:
Assuming, of course, that they have finished the nightly maintenance on time.
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On June 25th, 2005 04:11 pm (UTC), bluestate replied:
Shhhhhh, you'll jinx it!!!
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