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- 2 months, 4 weeks ago #669
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Abellio Greater Anglia has been shortlisted for Rail Operator of the Year award. Not an April Fools.
John Jackson from Halesworth by email wrote in to BBC Suffolk when they asked for peoples opinion on Greater Anglia being nominated for the award (side note: couldn’t see anything mentioned on EADT/Ipswich Star about it) with the following “fairly unequivocal response”:-
Is this a joke?
While I would always, in theory, prefer to take a train to London over driving, when I think of having to deal with Abellio Greater Anglia and the constant closing of services, the late trains, the old rolling stock, the difficulty of getting through to customer service, and the over-priced tickets, it makes me look forward to the congestion on the A12.
Given the choice, I would rather put up with the idiots who drive like maniacs or too slowly, and the ever present possibility of a tailback at Chelmsford, Romford, etc.etc. the congestion charging or the Dartford charge.
Chances are, even with all the hold ups, whichever way I choose to go, I’ll get home (Westhall, so I take the Brampton Halt) much quicker driving, with less aggravation and even perhaps having spent less money and worry about making the switch over to the Lowestoft line in Ipswich.
Is this sad or what?
Sounds like an across-the-board concealment rather than an advertisement for public transport in general.
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