Southeastern trains commuters in festive carol protest
- 16 December 2010
- From the section England
A group of disgruntled rail commuters who use Southeastern trains have staged a festive protest about its services.
Angered by "recent disruption, lack of investment and huge price increases", they made their feelings known in their version of The 12 Days of Christmas.
They gathered at Charing Cross station in London on Wednesday to highlight issues such as signal failures, broken trains and missing drivers.
Southeastern said it was "happy for customers to express their views".
The event was organised by commuter Adam Halall, who regularly travels on the Hastings to Charing Cross line.
He said he had been inspired by Southeastern's "incompetence over the last few weeks".
WHAT THEY SANG
On the 1st day of Christmas Southeastern said to me,
There are no trains the rest of the week
On the --- day of Christmas Southeastern said to me,
2 points are stuck
3 signal failures
4 missing drivers
5 broken trains
6 dirty toilets
7 flakes are falling
8 dodgy heaters
9 power failures
10 trains are cancelled
11 porky pies
12 hundred stranded
And there's no trains the rest of the week.