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 Sunday, December 06, 2009

Circle lineThe Advent Circle   [C-7]
(a 12 day countdown to the de-circling of the Circle line)
Fastest journey time from Bayswater to Baker Street (today): Bayswater → Baker Street (one train, 7 minutes) = 7 minutes
Typical journey time from Bayswater to Baker Street (Dec 13): Bayswater → Edgware Road (one train, 4 minutes); wait 3 minutes (50/50 chance of needing to cross footbridge); Edgware Road → Baker Street (one train, 3 minutes) = 10 minutes
Actual journey time from Bayswater to Baker Street (yesterday): Bayswater → Edgware Road (one Circle line train, 4 minutes); wait on train 19 minutes (some mumbled apology from the driver about "crew relief") (several muffled inaudible platform announcements) (train goes nowhere) (announcement that the next eastbound train will depart from platform 3) (mass exodus across footbridge) (train on platform 3 departs without us) (return to original train) (announcement that our train won't be leaving for another 9 minutes due to lack of driver) (wait on train) (another Circle line train pulls into adjacent platform) (member of staff walks along platform yelling into carriages that this new train will be the first one out) (swap trains) (sheesh, I hate travelling through this godforsaken station); Edgware Road → Baker Street (one Circle line train, 3 minutes) = 26 minutes


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