A train of our own

Standing at Brockley Station this morning, staring at the list of cancelled services to London as fast trains from the sticks whistled past without stopping, we came up with reason #471 why we're looking forward to the East London Line:

It will be nice to have a train service, whose only function is to ferry Londoners from one part of the city to another. London's heat bubble generally spares us the worst of the snow drifts, but it doesn't stop services designed for the commuter-belt being buggered by snow elsewhere. And when stuff happens, it's easy to get the impression that Southern's first concern is not for its Zone 2 passengers.