Quote of the day: Boris' winter wonderland edition

Oh yeah, Boris? With only two of 13 London Overground and Underground services running on time, the Mayor of London claimed that TFL was “coping well”. As we can see below, the reality for shoppers attempting to get home was somewhat different:

As tweeter Dawn Foster quipped earlier:

Was it snowing underground?

Hat-tip: Adam Bienkov.

3 Comments

  1. NEW –> As tube grinds to halt, Boris claims TFL "coping well" http://bit.ly/gyKelK

  2. Me says:

    Will I get to this partaaay in W London tonight? RT @psbook: As tube grinds to halt, Boris says TFL "coping well" http://bit.ly/gyKelK

  3. Marissa says:

    RT @psbook: NEW –> As tube grinds to halt, Boris claims TFL "coping well" http://bit.ly/gyKelK

  4. Max says:

    “@psbook: NEW –> As tube grinds to halt, Boris claims TFL "coping well" http://bit.ly/gyKelK” my mum's stuck outside Ealing common station

  5. RT @psbook: NEW –> As tube grinds to halt, Boris claims TFL "coping well" http://bit.ly/gyKelK

  6. Tom says:

    Hey, just want to defend the Underground – it’s not that it snows underground, it is because workers cannot get in and/or the steps to the those stations are unsafe. Possibly, because there is a layer of snow/ice between the train and the conductive rail that helps power the train, this may also cause problems with traction and breaking.

    Still funny though!

  7. John Ruddy says:

    Just to back up Tom’s comment, its interesting to see that the lines which have substantial parts of their route above ground, such as the Met, Central etc, all have severe delays, whilst lines such as Waterloo 7 City (completely underground) and Victoria (underground bar a short section near the depot) are unaffected.

    However, Boris’ comment is just non-sensical – he should just admit to the problems and get on with sorting them, instead of sticking his head in the sand (or should that be snow?)

  8. RT @psbook: NEW –> As tube grinds to halt, Boris claims TFL "coping well" http://bit.ly/gyKelK

  9. RT @psbook: NEW –> As tube grinds to halt, Boris claims TFL "coping well" http://bit.ly/gyKelK

  10. dips says:

    RT @ken4london: RT @psbook: NEW –> As tube grinds to halt, Boris claims TFL "coping well" http://bit.ly/gyKelK

  11. RT @ken4london: RT @psbook: NEW –> As tube grinds to halt, Boris claims TFL "coping well" http://bit.ly/gyKelK

  12. RT @ken4london: RT @psbook: NEW –> As tube grinds to halt, Boris claims TFL "coping well" http://bit.ly/gyKelK

  13. RT @psbook: NEW –> As tube grinds to halt, Boris claims TFL "coping well" http://bit.ly/gyKelK

  14. Simon HB says:

    RT @psbook: NEW –> As tube grinds to halt, Boris claims TFL "coping well" http://bit.ly/gyKelK

  15. As Mayor grinds to halt, TfL claims Boris "coping well": http://bit.ly/gyKelK #wait #what

  16. Tom says:

    Generally, two things:

    1) Boris isn’t usually around at the weekends
    2) He all but admitted last week that he doesn’t really follow Twitter, that’s his PR team

    Given that, it’s more ‘why the hell was it more important to encourage people to shop than give them accurate travel advice on the network the Mayor’s responsible for?’.

  17. RT @psbook: NEW –> As tube grinds to halt, Boris claims TFL "coping well" http://bit.ly/gyKelK

  18. RT @ken4london: RT @psbook: NEW –> As tube grinds to halt, Boris claims TFL "coping well" http://bit.ly/gyKelK

  19. RT @psbook: As tube grinds to halt,Boris claims TFL coping well http://bit.ly/gyKelK. Yet more evidence mayor is out of touch #getagripboris

  20. James says:

    RT @psbook: NEW –> As tube grinds to halt, Boris claims TFL "coping well" http://bit.ly/gyKelK

  21. AJ says:

    RT @ken4london: RT @psbook: NEW –> As tube grinds to halt, Boris claims TFL "coping well" http://bit.ly/gyKelK

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