Someone mentioned the Reginald Perrin excuses in another thread - at least some of those were amusing. Signal Failure at West Hampstead, Signal Failure at City Thameslink, Signal Failure at Kentish Town is all getting a bit too repetitive. This week I have driven to and from work every day. I have not been late, I have not had to stand up for the journey, I have not had to hang around draughty stations for trains which are on the board but then suddenly disappear in to the ether. When it runs well I like using the train but those occasions seem to be increasingly rare and I find myself driving to work at least a couple of days a week and recently every day. My season ticket is due for renewal next month and I can't see any improvements forthcoming to warrant me bothering this time round. Maybe it's FCC's answer to their overcrowding problems - make it so unbearable that half of us take to the roads.