Not only did I not manage to get away from the office early today, but the train journey home has been fraught with problems. And there’s no sign of a flake of snow so far.
The train has been stop/start all the way out of Waterloo. Eventually the driver explained that the on-board computer was detecting that one of the doors was open, and applying the brakes – obviously an issue with one of the microswitches.
Once we’d got to Woking, they made a decision that it should be OK to continue. If I’d had any sense, I would have jumped off and waited for a working train at that point. Except, of course, we would then have got stuck behind this one.
Right now, we’re stopped in a tunnel. The brakes have apparently locked. They are trying to override the computer. The doors are “completely safe”.
If I don’t make it back, tell my family what happened to me.