Commuters face chaos as the big return to work gets under way
Simon CalderProphecies of transport gridlock in London, the prospect of further lightning strikes at Europe's biggest airline and tax rises in Mediterranean countries signalled a dismal start to autumn today for business travellers and holidaymakers seeking September sunshine.
As many schools in Britain start back, and businesses wake up after the August lull, Transport for London is advising that today will be exceptionally busy as commuters jostle with spectators heading for the Paralympics. At London Bridge and Waterloo Underground stations, passengers have been warned to expect to wait more than half-an-hour to board Tube trains between 8am and 10am.
To the surprise of forecasters, the Paralympics has proved busier than the Olympics on some routes to the Games venues. Yesterday train operator Southeastern tweeted: "We've just had the busiest morning on the HS [high-speed] service so far, with 26,000 people using the Javelin service to the Olympic Park".
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"Commuters face chaos as the big return to work gets under way ", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), mars 2012. Consulté le 07/12/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/commuters-face-chaos-as-the-big-return-to-work-gets-under-way-