Southeastern actually said its trains were delayed by some 'strong sunshine'

Josh Barrie@JoshBythesea
Tuesday 12 January 2016 13:00
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Southeastern on Tuesday blamed its late train services on sunshine...

It's the most British thing ever - a situation involving late trains and the weather.

The company operates routes for thousands of commuters, and is time and again called out on Twitter for its delays.

It happens a lot - and people get get understandably annoyed. Southeastern is one of the worst culprits.

On Tuesday morning, people took to Twitter to ask Southeastern why, yet again, they were running so late into the capital.

The response, "drivers unable to see due to the sunshine," prompted further anguish.

Apparently drivers were finding it difficult to see the dispatch boards:

Jayel Smithers jibed: "@Se_Railway becoming beyond parody."

While Sarah Little posted: "At least Southeastern are being inventive about their s--t service."

This sums it all up rather well:

A spokesperson for Southeastern told i100:

We know that sometimes it seems that if it is not leaves on the line or snow on the track then it is some other weather issue.

But actually glare this morning made it impossible for some drivers to see the full length of their train in their mirrors before leaving stations.

When this happens they have to get out and check to ensure everybody has got on or off their train safely before they can move. This can take a little more time but thankfully for all it doesn’t happen very often.

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